The score is determined using factors including sexual arousal, orgasm, satisfaction and pain and ranges between two and 36, with higher scores meaning better sexual health.

Overall, women who drank two glasses a day scored an average of 27.3 points, compared to 25.9 for those who drank one glass and 24.4 for the non-drinkers.

The study’s lead author, Dr Nicola Mondaini said: “Historically, the aspects of wine and sexuality have been well known since the time of Ancient Greece.