The three little words that make sex better, according to science

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us.

Those in relationships can look forward to a three-course meal at Bella Italia, M&S flowers with the price sticker still on and a night of sweet, sweet lovemaking.

And thanks to researchers at Chapman University, your obligatory pasta-bloat sex session can be improved by uttering those three little words: "I love you."

This Valentine's Day why not channel your inner Andie MacDowell in any film circa the early 90s and tell your partner you love them halfway through banging?

Science says, doing so will make it much better.

The study into the sex lives of 39,000 married or cohabiting heterosexual adults found 75 per cent of satisfied men and 74 per cent of satisfied women said 'I love you' or spoke lovingly during sex.

Additionally satisfied men and women were more likely than dissatisfied men and women to...

1. Try a new position

2. Wear 'sexy' lingerie

3. Take a shower or bath together

4. Talk about or act out fantasies

5. Give or have a massage

6. Go on a romantic getaway

7. Try anal stimulation (don't tell Kanye)

8. Make a date night to have sex

9. Use a sex toy together

Shut up Andie.

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