It may have been the week in which Britons were polled over the biggest decision on their country's future in 40 years.

Yet one other British vote did manage to circumnavigate the EU referendum coverage and popped up in the press - to reveal brunettes make better lovers than blondes.

The survey said almost six out of ten people (58%) say brunettes are better in bed. The results are the same for men and women - just 16% chose blondes, followed by lovers with black (12%) and red hair (9%).

Four out of ten respondents (42%) say brunettes are more likely try new things in the bedroom.

And just fewer than half those polled (47%) also say that brunettes are the most sexually voracious.

The results could be seen as a resounding victory for brunette beauties such as Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt and Natalie Portman over blondes such as Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Diaz.

They are from a new survey of 1,000 people by IllicitEncounters.com, Britain's leading dating website for married people. The poll also said blondes may not be best for sex but they are top when it comes to cheating.

Just over half those polled (54%) said blondes are the most unfaithful, followed by brunettes (26%) and those with black (12%) and red hair (8%).

Cavendish Press' coverage of the survey appeared in The Sun and other newspapers after we were asked to publicise it on behalf of the website's PR people.

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