The myth of spring fever: is our libido greater in spring?

Spring makes you want more. More time in the fresh air, more sun and more warmth. The days are getting milder and longer again. One often speaks of spring awakening. But do we also feel like having sex more or are spring fever just a myth?

Does our libido increase with the number of hours of sunshine and how does the change in weather affect our hormones?

Sunlight makes you want more

The long days in winter make many people sluggish and tired. The turning point follows with the change in weather and more sunlight: the increasing exposure to light reduces the melatonin production in our body. The lack of the sleep hormone has further consequences for our organism.

With decreasing  melatonin  , the release of the happiness hormones  serotonindopamine  and norepinephrine increases. The body perceives the intensive activation of the nervous system as exciting and perceives stimuli such as scents and visual impressions more intensely.

Male libido increases with temperatures

It’s not just the happy hormones that rise in spring, the rising temperatures also increase the testosterone level in the male body. The proportion of the sex hormone is significantly higher in spring and summer than in autumn and winter. Among other things, testosterone  is responsible for sperm formation in the body and also promotes male sexuality.

In women, too, the libido changes over the course of the year. While this is at its lowest in December, the lust increases significantly up to the peak in May.

A relaxed lifestyle promotes lust

Our lifestyle often makes you want more in spring. Many are doing more sport in nature and in the fresh air again. A lot of sport also benefits the libido. In addition, you generally feel more comfortable in your body and can appear more open-minded and attractive to your sexual partner. The longer varied days and the new everyday life can also make you want more.

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