Captains of romance

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JAN. 25 — Revving up the engine on your boat could help rev up your sex life. According to a survey conducted by Discover Boating  and Russell Research, boaters say they enjoy a greater level of satisfaction in the bedroom than their non-boating counterparts.

The survey polled 1,000 people — boaters and non-boaters — and compared their opinions on a number of quality of life topics, a news release says. Two-thirds of boaters (67 percent) agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I am satisfied with the quality of my sex life.” Only 58 percent of non-boaters agreed. About 75 percent of boaters also agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “My spouse and I are happy with the state of our marriage.”

“Being out on the water, relaxing away stresses on land instantly sets the right mood for making a love connection,” sociologist and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz says in a press release. “Not only is the setting a mood enhancer, but boaters are more active and exude confidence in their physical appearance, which is naturally going to be attractive to other active people.”

According to the survey, 58 percent of boaters expressed satisfaction with their overall physical fitness (compared to 50 percent of non-boaters) and 76 percent of boaters say they consider themselves leaders among their close friends (compared to 69 percent of non-boaters), the release says.

Jason Fell