NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT BRITS
LIKE TO KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE BEDROOM
OMNIBUS research commissioned by Spontex has shown that a massive
95% of people are distracted during sex by dust, dishes and dirt.
The research reveals that people who clean the house regularly have
a more fulfilling love life than those who leave the dust and dirty
dishes festering 'until later'.
48% of the population find a dirty toilet such a turn off that it
actually distracts them from spending any romantic time with their
64% even admitted that cleaning causes the biggest rows between them
and their partners
Getting in the Mood:-
85% of people in the UK are engaging in 'clean foreplay' as they
admit that they feel more in the mood for romance when they have
finished their household chores
What the experts say?
Relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, stresses the importance of
a clean and tidy house... Jenni says:- "A dirty house can
massively hinder romantic moments between partners. Sharing domestic
chores between you can really benefit your relationship, and will
prevent tension emerging in the bedroom."
The Dating Game:-
A clean kitchen is
revealed to be the best way to impress a date, with almost half of
all men in the UK admitting to being put off by dirty dishes and
work surfaces when going back some someone's house for the first
time. "The last thing you want invading you head during a
romantic moment is the layer of dust on your bedside table",
adds Jenni: "so make sure that your intimate time with your
partner is separate to the jobs that you both need to share around
Across The Country
15% of people in East Anglia are distracted during sex by their
unfinished washing up
Londoners are most turned off by a messy bathroom; with 33% finding
it to be a distraction during romance, while more women in the
capital would be more surprised by their partner cleaning the house
than arranging a candle lit dinner.
50% of people in Yorkshire are put off by left over washing up.
41% of women in the midlands would be more surprised by their
partner cleaning the house than arranging a candle lit dinner.
Almost half of people in the UK aged 45-50 still have the biggest
rows with their partners over the cleaning and washing up.
MERSEYSIDE TRIO NAMED IN
ENGLAND U17 SQUAD
ENGLAND U17s coach, John Peacock has named three Liverpool-based
players in his 18-man squad for the Pepsi Tournament, which will
bring together teams from Portugal, Italy, the United States and
England from 31 August to 4 September. Everton duo John Paul Kissock
and Lee Molyneaux and Liverpool's Michael Nardiello have all earned
a first call up to the national squad along with six other new caps.
England is hosting the round-robin tournament for the seventh
consecutive year and will play Portugal, the United States and Italy
at Bristol City, Swindon and Cheltenham Town Football Clubs
respectively. Peacock's England side went unbeaten to win last
year's tournament at Gillingham FC and hopes will be high for a
repeat performance this season as the Under 17 squad builds towards
the UEFA Friendly Tournament in October.
3 players from last year's U17 squad - all of whom went to the
European U17 Championship in Italy - are also included in the squad.
Tottenham keeper David Button won 11 caps last season and he will
hope to add to that total, West Ham defender James Tomkins is also
included as is Southampton winger Theo Walcott.
6 players who took part in the recent Nordic Tournament are also in
the squad including Southampton midfielder Jake Thomson and
Charlton's Joshua Wright, both of whom captained the side in
Speaking on the squad announcement, coach John Peacock, said:-
"We have a lot of new faces in the squad this season and have
strength in every area. I hope the new lads coming in to the squad
for the first time will all enjoy their first taste of international
football and make a real impact during the Pepsi Tournament."
England U17 Squad, Pepsi Tournament, August to September 2005
Player Club Caps Goals
Sone Aluko Birmingham City 0 0
Ben Amos Manchester United 0 0
Febian Brandy Manchester United 0 0
David Button Tottenham Hotspur 11 0
Jamie Chandler Sunderland 4 1
Jack Cork Chelsea 0 0
John Paul Kissock Everton 0 0
Joseph Magunda Leicester City 4 1
Lee Molyneaux Everton 0 0
Michael Nardiello Liverpool 0 0
Mark Randall Arsenal 3 0
Paul Rodgers Arsenal 4 0
Daniel Sturridge Manchester City 0 0
Jake Thomson Southampton 4 1
James Tomkins West Ham United 3 0
Theo Walcott Southampton 11 5
Joshua Walker Middlesbrough 0 0
Joshua Wright Charlton Athletic 3 0