A huge numbers of British women admit to feeling sex-starved — and they blame the grind of doing the housework for their lack of nookie.

Researchers found 35 per cent said they were too tired to enjoy sex because they were expected to do all the cooking, washing and cleaning.

Nearly half of the women surveyed revealed that in an average week they spend six hours doing chores but less than 15 minutes having sex.

But they are more likely than ever to have careers — with 75 per cent in work, according to figures from entertainment company Buena Vista.

Writer and housework expert Rita Konig said: “Women are juggling so much something has to give — and it appears that it’s sex that suffers.”