For the last several months, I’ve been asking myself one burning question: Do we have more sex during the cold months?
Some of my sexiest memories with my husband are from the fall and winter seasons, and it does seem like when the temps get lower, our sex life gets steamier.
I mean, it does make sense that fall and winter would promote more sex. We spend more time inside, snuggling and enjoying each other. In the spring and summer months, we spend more time outdoors, and because it’s so hot, we probably snuggle up to each other less when we’re inside.
So, is there anything to this theory?
I decided to stop contemplating my theory and start digging. And, I quickly found information that essentially supported my theory: the most popular birth month is in the fall.
There are more children born in the U.S. during September than in any other month, according to one journalist’s study. Journalist and data-science enthusiast Matt Stiles compiled 20 years of birth data from the National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Social Security Administration. And, he found that September has been the it-month for births for more than 20 years.
What does this mean? It means that lots of people are sexing it up right around December—a very chilly month for many U.S. states!
Maybe it’s the magic of the holiday season. Maybe it’s the power of snuggles on a cold day. Whatever the reason, people have a lot of sex in the holiday season, which leads to lots of babies that next September. (Could men and women be more fertile in the winter?!)
So, if you are wanting to get pregnant, this season could be for you. And, if you don’t want to get pregnant, be extra careful this winter. 😉