Autumn is the season of crunchy leaves, warm scarves and deliciously hot n’ spiced food and beverages. But did you know fall can have some funny effects on your love life? Check out these strange facts about sex and fall!
1. Smelling the scent of pumpkin or pumpkin pie is a natural aphrodisiac!
The smell of pumpkin can help increase blood flow to the penis to encourage an erection. When combined with other scents like Lavender, blood flow increased as much as 40%! Also, men’s sperm counts tend to increase in the late fall after dipping to their lowest in August through October. This is often called the “overshoot phenomenon.” To nobody’s surprise, birthrates often crown nine months later in August/September!
2. Crisp fall air can influence your love life!
Cooler temps can subconsciously influence people to find a mate! The diminishing light levels and temperature dips may have you reaching for more than a sweater. Harvest Season is when more single folks change their social media status to “In a Relationship” or “Engaged” than average.
3. People drink more in Character
In a study conducted it was found that on Halloween, College students who get dressed up in costumes tend to drink more than those who don’t get all dolled up! (From a 5 year study of 1253 students at 2 colleges.)
Drunkenness and higher levels of alcohol imbibing can impair judgement and lower inhibitions, while costumes can create a sense of character, power or anonymity; so stay safe this spooking season!
4. People tend to sleep best in the fall due to cooling temperatures.
The human body gets its most restful snooze at a temp of about 60 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit…Or, the perfect temperature for cuddling! Restful sleepers tend to report higher sexual satisfaction, so turn down the heat a notch to kick things up!
5. Natures last Hurrah!
Men and women tend to have higher testosterone levels in the fall. It’s speculated the swell may be a result of “rutting season” or diminishing levels of sunlight. Higher testosterone levels mean a bigger sexual appetite! Additionally, men rate women as being most attractive in the fall! With all of a woman’s distractions covered up by warmer clothes, it’s harder for most men to miss a pretty face!
Go out, don your costumes, turn down the thermostat, partner up, smell some pumpkin and enjoy your fall!