That special day we only see once every four years is coming up and a new survey reveals that 35 per cent of women think the idea that February 29 is the one day when they can propose is sexist and outdated but 48 per cent are okay with it.

The results are from a new survey of 2,700 people by Lovehoney, the UK’s biggest sexual wellness brand.

It found that almost two-thirds of couples (61 per cent) plan to use the extra day this month to have sex.

Leap Year Day is the one extra day in the calendar when women can traditionally propose to their partners and two-thirds of respondents in the Lovehoney survey (66 per cent) said they would be happy to be proposed to on Saturday.

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Lovehoney discovered that almost half of couples (47 per cent) were more likely to have sex because of the extra day in the calendar and six out of ten couples (63 per cent) will be spicing up their fun by experimenting with a sex toy.

Almost everyone revealed they would love it if their partner surprised them with a day of romance and intimacy on February 29.

And 91 per cent said they would enjoy receiving a sexy present - 34 per cent  choosing lingerie, 29 per cent a vibrator and 21 per cent handcuffs.

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A Lovehoney spokesperson said: “It’s great that six out of ten couples are going to use the extra time on February 29 for added intimacy.

“And that could mean a proposal for 27% of women who said they would ask their partner to marry them on Leap Year Day.

“The key is for couples to spend some quality time together on Leap Year Day. Skip the usual pub and Netflix routine for a sexier Saturday in bed.”