Sex and Spring
Tennyson wrote, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Well… what about it? Is there a real relationship between the pages of a calendar with respect to age as well as sexual seasonality?
There is very little hard data to be found that correlates desire and the vernal equinox. An internet study was done by a firm called Wet (www.stayswetlonger.com) that was conducted in 2011. Here are some of the findings from those who responded on their site:
*67% of respondents said they become more interested in sex when the weather starts getting warmer.
*74% said that they feel sexier during the warmer seasons.
*Almost half (49%) are more likely to flirt with a stranger when the weather starts getting warmer.
In a more scholastic study published in 1997 in the Journal of Adolescent Health (Fortenberry, J.D., et. al.), a study of women with sexually transmitted illness found they had the greatest amount of sexual activity in the spring and summer.
We suppose you have to give “credit” for what appears to be a greater interest in coupling in the spring to a rise in ambient temperature. Clothing gets lighter, bathing suits start appearing, and large-scale vacationing from schools and the staff therein creates a less harried environment for many.
So we suggest making the most of what spring seems to be offering by putting yourself in a position to partake. How about:
- Joining a co-ed exercise class (pool exercise is a great way to enjoy the weather)
- Taking golf/tennis lessons (Some exclusive private clubs offer instruction to non-members. Most clubs are hungry for members so ask for a deal.)
- Purchasing new sunglasses… they will update your look (and outlook!)