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STUDY: COLD Weather Makes Men more Sexy and Hot in Bed

If you notice your bedroom activities heating up as the temperatures cool down, it seems you are not alone.
Men want sex more in the winter, according to new research.

Scientists found that men were more aroused by revealing pictures of women during colder months than they were during the summer.

In a new study, 114 men were asked to rate the attractiveness of several women every three months over the course of one year.

Once every three months, each man was asked to rate two sets of photos. One showed only women’s faces and the other showed their bodies - either in a bathing costumers or close-up shots of the women’s covered breasts.

The researchers found that men’s attraction to women’s faces did not change during the course of the year.
However, their attraction to women’s bodies did.

They reported noticeably increased levels of arousal over the more revealing pictures in the months of December, January and February - the winter months - than they did in the three summer months of June, July and August.

Furthermore, men who were in the same romantic relationship over the course of the entire study reported similar fluctuations in how attracted they were to their partner. Specifically, men thought their lovers were hotter in the winter than the summer.

The results were published on the influential blog, The Psychology of Human Sexuality, which examines sexual behaviour.

They are supported by research by sex toy firm Lovehoney which found that people have more sex in December than any other month.

One reason for the difference in sexual arousal levels could be that the bar for what qualifies as hot is higher in the summer.

In the winter, skin is rarely seen, so it becomes more novel and arousing to look at.

In the summer, when we are on the beach and bikinis are a common sight, it takes greater stimulus to get men excited.

The fact that facial ratings didn’t change throughout the year supports this theory.

Another theory is that men’s hormone levels fluctuate seasonally and they simply feel more easily aroused when the weather is cold.

Dr Justin J LeMiller, a Harvard University psychologist who examined the findings, said: ‘The research gives us reason to suspect that the weather isn’t the only thing that changes with the seasons.’

In a separate study, Lovehoney looked at UK birth patterns and found that more babies are conceived on December in the UK than any other month - and December 11 was the most fertile day of the year, with more babies conceived on that day than any other date.

National birth records show that the UK’s most popular birthday is September 16 - 40 weeks after December 11.

It’s thought couples have more sex in the winter simply because there are fewer distractions than in summer months.

Scientists suggest that cold air also improves sperm quality - explaining the higher birth-rates.

Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: ‘At last we have found a reason to love the winter - it’s great for our sex lives.

‘December is always our busiest month.
‘We all know the weather is going to be miserable for the next three months.

‘Research shows that men in particular are hornier than ever. Couples clearly want to stay in and spice up their fun with some sex toys.’

By Robert Muriisa. Love online

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