Blackburn is the sexiest place in Lancashire, according to a new sex map.

And it has been ranked as the UK’s 7th sexiest place, by the data from Lovehoney.

The company says Blackburn residents have spent 'far more than average' on their sexual pleasure since lockdown started.

Lovehoney has ranked all the main population centres in Lancashire to discover where sexual activity is highest.

Rankings for other locations in Lancashire include:

Blackpool (11th)

Preston (13th)

Chorley (139th)

Ormskirk (151st)

Lancaster (158th)

Morecambe (283rd)

Accrington (341st)

Skelmersdale (413th)

Colne (496th)

Darwen (512th)

Burnley (633rd)

Nelson (658th)

The national table of 750 locations was headed by Sunderland.

A Lovehoney spokeswoman said: “Blackburn is one the sexiest places in the UK with a big rise in sexual activity since lockdown.

“We have seen a huge surge in activity in the county as singles and couples look to escape the pressures of lockdown by experimenting more sexually.

 “All our data shows that couples with great sex lives enjoy higher overall levels of happiness.”

The figures are based on Lovehoney’s extensive data on the UK’s sexual behaviour.

Lovehoney, the UK’s biggest sex toy retailer, is booming with sales of more than £100 million annually. 

The Bath-based firm received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for boosting UK exports.