Want A Better Sex Life? Floss!

Boyfriends want you to have good breath.

Want A Better Sex Life? Floss!

Boyfriends want you to have good breath.

-Jane Farrell

A couple kissing

If you’re planning a romantic evening, candles, soft music and perfume can help. But if you haven’t brushed or flossed, you’ve probably set yourself up for failure.

Researchers found that when it comes to sex and romance, a “clean mouth” is most important to 59 percent of those questioned. However, when it came to their own flossing habits, guess what the survey subjects said? They don’t do it very often themselves!

Fifty-one percent floss only just before they go to the dentist (sound familiar?), while 64 percent wait until they believe they have bad breath (that waiting period is probably too long). Almost six of every ten people questioned (58 percent) say they should get a grade of C or below when it comes to flossing, while 18 percent give themselves a failing grade.

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Another finding: The respondents to the survey, conducted by Kelton Research, said they’d pay an average of $53 for a dental treatment that provided the benefits of flossing without actually having to do it. Of course, you can get a lot of floss from your dentist for free, but that doesn’t seem to matter to most people.

And we’ve saved the best–or worst– for last: As opposed to flossing, fewer survey respondents were disturbed by a potential romantic partner who didn’t wear deodorant or who skipped hair combing or trimming toenails for a week. C’mon, people, have some standards –and don’t forget your daily floss! (Businesswire)

Jane Farrell is a senior editor for BettyConfidential.

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