Study Shows that Men Want More Sex in a Cold Climate

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As the winter months approach, many of us dread the cold weather and the long, dark nights. However, recent research suggests that there may be a silver lining to the colder seasons – increased sexual activity.

According to a study published in The Psychology of Human Sexuality, men are more likely to engage in sex during the winter months. Over the course of a year, 114 men were shown images of women’s faces and bodies every 3 months, and asked to rate their perceived attractiveness. The researchers found that while the levels of attraction to the faces remained constant throughout the year, the levels of attraction to the bodies fluctuated, with the highest peaks occurring in December and February.

This trend was also observed in men who were in committed relationships, suggesting that the colder months can lead to increased sexual desire and arousal, even in long-term partnerships.

So, what could be the reason behind this seasonal sexual spike? One theory is that the colder weather prompts people to wear more clothing, which makes the sight of exposed skin more alluring. Additionally, research has shown that the holiday season and the social pressures surrounding it can lead to increased desire for romantic connection, commonly referred to as “cuffing season”.

Furthermore, the winter months can have a physical effect on our bodies as well. The reduced exposure to sunlight during these months can lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and general mood changes. It’s possible that these changes in mood can prompt a desire for intimacy and physical closeness.

While the focus of this research has been on men’s seasonal arousal, it’s worth noting that there are many other factors that can influence sexual activity. The impact of seasonal changes on women’s sexual arousal, for instance, is a topic that remains to be fully explored.

Regardless of the reason behind the seasonal spike, there’s no denying that sex during the winter months has its benefits. For one, the cooler weather means that longer, more leisurely lovemaking sessions are possible, without the risk of overheating.

Moreover, engaging in sexual activity releases happy hormones like dopamine and oxytocin, which can boost your mood and promote feelings of closeness and connection with your partner.

So, the next time you find yourself lamenting the onset of winter, remember that it might just be the perfect time to heat things up in the bedroom. After all, science says so.

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