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Not that anyone ever needed extra motivation to join the mile-high club, but science, and at least one sex expert, suggests that sex at 30,000 feet would blow your mind.

Nearly 20 percent of air travelers claim to have had sex in a plane, but their inspirations haven’t always just been about the thrill of doing something risky or illegal. While having sex in close quarters where you could easily be observed by others certainly adds to the arousal, scientific differences exist at that altitude that just make sex better.

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For one, a drop in atmospheric pressure and a reduction in oxygen levels to the brain can bring on a state of euphoria and make everything feel that much better, which leads to heightened stimulation and generally better orgasms.  Moreover, turbulence can at times make a plane feel like an amusement park ride, and vibration and sex go pretty well together.

Sex expert Susan Quilliam says all of these factors in concert can make for an electrifying sexual experience.

“One of the great things about sex in the air is that it can safely affect the balance of oxygen to your brain-which can heighten sensation and make for a strong orgasm,” she says. “Flying can sometimes lower the amount of oxygen in your blood stream and your brain – when safely achieved, this can make you feel even more aroused. The novelty and the excitement of sex in the air can also make for more excitement and an even better climax.”

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Sounds a bit more exciting than a book or a movie. But then again, getting caught in a mid-air romp in a place like England could land you in jail.

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