What you do behind closed doors in your own private time is very much your own business (unless it’s illegal, in which case it’s very much in the interest of the FBI).

Nobody can judge you if you like to spend your evenings watching documentaries on serial killers whilst completely naked, they also can’t question your morals if you put pineapple on your pizza. Why? Because it’s your own little secret.

This is also applicable to your bedroom antics. Unless you’re a fan of oversharing whilst drinking a pint at the pub, then the chances are your sexual preferences are relatively confidential. But even if you do divulge a little more than is necessary about your sex life, there is one thing that you withhold between you and your partner: your safe word.

Becuase every couple is different, there is a multitude of different words in function. From the weird to the wonderful, here are the most popular safe words used during sex according to Love Honey, who surveyed 3,000 of their customers across the UK, US and Australia…

1. Red

Throughout our lives, we have been programmed to stop when we see red. So it makes a lot of sense as to why it’d be used as a safe word. You wouldn’t run a red light so why ignore your partner?