Updated: Dec 19, 2022
The season WINTER can have a big impact on our sex life. Cold weather could already be affecting your skin, hair, and worse - your libido. When the temperature drops, your sex drive could too. But on the other side, winter can raise your libido as well. When two partners are at very different levels of interest throughout an entire season, that can cause some serious dysfunction.
Here are some of the unexpected ways the upcoming season affects your sex drive.
SAD can affect your libido- A condition that takes a toll on mental health during the colder winter months. And it not only brings them down, it can decrease their sex drive as well, according to the International Society for Sexual Health.
Loneliness can putting your libido into hibernation- If you tend to stay in more when it’s cold outside, it can make you feel lonelier, and you may notice that your libido is hibernating for the season as well.
Serotonin low levels can lead to a heightened sex drive- Serotonin helps regulate our mood, energy levels, sleep, and sexual desire and function and one study finds levels of it are lowest during winter, which could lead to a boost in sex drive.
Men find women's bodies more attractive during the winter- According to study shows that male test subjects found women’s bodies more attractive during the winter than in the summer. Results revealed that bodies and breasts were rated most attractive in autumn and winter, and least attractive in summer.
More babies are conceived in cold weather- Statistics show more babies are conceived on December 11th than any other day of the year, which they figured out by counting back from the most common birthday of the year, September 16th. So a lot of folks must be feeling frisky this time of year.
So what does this have to do with your sex drive? low vitamin D levels “might have an impact on testosterone levels and sexual drive.” Daily supplementation might help improve mood and sexual functioning if you have low vitamin D levels.
With all this in mind, Ayurveda stats that adding a vitamin D supplement to your wellness routine “can be helpful,” particularly for those with a deficiency. (There are also some non-supplement ways you can up your intake, like drinking fortified milk and eating more fresh vegetables & fruits.) But, if you have any questions or concerns about vitamin D deficiency, discuss them with our doctors .
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