According to research, ginger women are getting it more often than their blonde and brunette buddies.

The study was conducted by Werner Mabermehl PhD, from the Hamburg Research Institute in Germany, who correlated the sex lives and hair colour of hundreds of women and found the sex lives of women with red hair to be much more active, according to Everyday Health.

He wrote:

The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with other hair colour, with more partners and having sex more often than the average.

The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation.

He did add a slightly problematic addendum to this statement, saying people who dye their hair red are doing so to signal to the wider world that they are looking for a partner. 

He said:

Even women in a fixed relationship are letting their partners know they are unhappy if they dye their hair red. They are saying that they are looking for something better.

There is definitely an active fascination with redheaded women in society for some time, just look as far back as the masterful Renaissance painting The Birth Of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.

In fact, the attraction to redheads is actually based in quite solid science – at least, for the attraction to female redheads.