Are Men Really More Turned On During Winter?

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Maybe winter isn’t all that bad? 

Winter is one of those seasons people either love or hate. As a person living in Chicago, I can tell you that I’ve learned to like colder weather, mainly because of the extra exercise I get while shoveling snow.

But as a guy, have you ever wondered how winter impacts your libido? You know what I am talking about, right? Your sexual mojo – your level of arousal.

What if I told you that during this season, you are more likely to be turned on? Would that strike you as crazy? If so, I don’t blame you. But here is the thing – there is some evidence to suggest it happens to be true.

Thanks to the good folks over at Fatherly, we learned that testosterone levels (in some men) reach their zenith during the months of November and December.

Translation? An increased libido. That’s right guys. All those hormones swimming around your system are pumping up your desire to get it on (if you know what I mean).

This might explain why so many babies are conceived around Christmastime and born in July and August, giving them the Leo zodiac sign.

Winter – maybe it’s not so bad

Apparently, guys are more attracted to women during cold winter months. As shared in the Fatherly piece, researchers surveyed 114 men and observed that they scored certain female body parts significantly higher during wintertime.

Citing what behavioral scientists refer to as a phenomenon called the contrast effect, guys are forced to use their imaginations more because the women they eyeing happen to be wearing more clothes.

Is this a form of creative visualization? Perhaps.

Here is another interesting factoid about frosty weather and the male sexual functioning. The physical structure of sperm, meaning how it is constituted, is at its healthiest during wintertime. Well, at least that’s what the folks over at National Geographic tell us.

At any rate, there you have it, guys. Apparently, chilly air, snow, and frigid temperatures hold certain benefits. So, the next time you start wishing for spring, remember that wintertime isn’t all bad – particularly for your package.

h/t: Fatherly

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Brian is a journalist specializing in men's issues. His interests include technology, physical fitness, outdoor adventures, exercise training, men’s grooming and medical advances. Hailing from Green Bay, he attended University of Wisconsin and NWTC. Follow him on: Facebook for new posts.