The term ‘gluten-free’ generally isn’t one that immediately makes us think of sex. In fact, for many of us, it summons images of being coupled over on the couch with a majorly bloated tummy—pretty much the opposite of sexy. But according to new research, that might be about to change. The Match.com survey has found that what people who follow a gluten-free diet lack in bread, they more than make up for in bed. That is, the 2018 Singles In America study found that people who are gluten-free are getting way more action than the rest of us.
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The study surveyed more than 5000 singles about their lifestyle and dating habits. The results showed that people who have followed a gluten-free diet are 217% more likely to have had a date in the past year and 172% less likely to have had a dry spell that lasted two or more years. Those who report they were gluten-free were also 43% more likely to orgasm during sex.
Why gluten-free people are getting laid far more often the rest of us isn’t exactly clear—but we have a couple of hypothesises. Like vegans and Crossfitters, some gluten-avoiders (notice we say SOME, not all—for many people, a gluten-free diet is a necessity due to a health condition like coeliac) love to talk about how they don’t eat gluten. Perhaps they’re bonding over their shared diet habits, which is leading to some between-the-sheets action? Or maybe they’re not dealing with the aforementioned post-carb binge bloating that stops so many of us from getting our freak on. Or as Vice Munchies puts it: “It’s also likely that it’s just a ‘correlation doesn’t equal causation’ scenario, in that you can be gluten-free and have sex on the reg, but those two things aren’t entirely connected.”
Whatever the reason, we wish them all the gluten-free grindin’ in the world.