Most people enjoy making love more during the winter than at any other time. As a matter of honesty, one would be forgiven for arguing that Mother Nature licenses winter for her people to have a romantic relationships. But is the cuffing season scientifically supported, or is it just an unfounded excuse for couples to get under the sheets?
Here are seven scientific reasons why people tend to make love during the winter:
1. Increased testosterone levels and sperm counts.
Statistics show that August and September usually register the highest number of births. This is not coincidental.
Experts suggest that people are more fertile during November and December due to high sperm concentrations and elevated testosterone levels. Sperms feel relieved from the summer heat of August through October, so they multiply at a higher rate under the coolness of winter.
2. Intercourse is the most viable way of checking weight during winter
Biologists at the University of Alberta recently found that limited sunlight exposure leads to fat accumulation in the human body.
On the other hand, shedding weight during a cold season is a tall order for many because of reduced outdoor activity. The most viable way of checking weight during winter, therefore, is intercourse. Researchers from the University of Montreal recently established that intercourse helps people burn approximately 3-4 calories per minute.
3. Cuddling excites the Oxycontin hormone, thus boosting positive feelings
People cuddle freely during rainy days, unlike during warm seasons when they fear they’ll generate too much unnecessary heat. Cuddling releases oxytocin—the love hormone—in the brain, increasing sexual attraction between partners.
That’s not all: Scientists at Duke University found that oxytocin cures depression, ignites positive emotions, and makes people more empathetic. All this contributes to creating a sexy-friendly environment.
4. Winter love keeps colds and the flu away
According to researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, frequent intercourse keeps germs and viruses at bay. It boosts a person’s immune system and protects them from colds and the flu.
5. People are more attractive during cold seasons
Very few people are willing to dress scantily on the streets or go swimming in bikinis in winter; everyone is covered with warm clothes. Winter, therefore, means that men and women see very little of each other’s bare skin. That scarcity breeds desire.
6. Women experience better peaks when wearing winter socks
Going by recent findings by the University of Groningen, Netherlands, women have a 30 percent higher chance of experiencing a peak when wearing socks than when going without. Wearing socks to bed during the summer isn’t the smartest thing to do, but everyone is excused for doing the same thing during the winter.
Given that a woman has only about a 25 percent chance of reaching a peak under normal circumstances, who wouldn’t want to leverage the highly probable winter peak?
7. Making love is an effective warmth generator
Besides the physical cold, winter also precipitates social isolation and—by extension—social coldness. People get lonely due to reduced outdoor activity, which prompts them to seek warmth in their way.
Hot coffee, showers, dressing warmly, and sitting by the fire help with physical coldness. What about social coldness? Cuddling and having lots of love is the only scientifically proven way of shedding it.