Does Winter Harm Our Sex Drive?

Gray skies, colder temperatures, shorter days, whose fault is it?

During the winter period, the sex lives of many couples are  at the center of their concerns, a completely justified idea, given that the libido is the very reason for our sexual urges and our desire to make love.
What do we really know about it? Do we really have the onset of a winter sex drive that creeps down to our socks? Could winter really hurt our libido? These are the questions to which we will try to provide you with answers today.
Winter does not really participate in the eroticization of the body and even if the dress code is one of the key points of a drop in libido, it is not responsible for the drop in desire caused by the onset of autumn.
Yes ladies! Do you believe that the super sweater, the big socks are really the ideal outfit to make your man fantasize? Not very hot, is it? Yes, we can be cold but sexy, one does not prevent the other. So, take care of your look girls, it's a safe bet that your sex life will benefit from it. But don't worry, that's not really the problem!

Does our sexual desire depend on the drop in mercury?
This would be a pretext on your part. Even an unfounded idea according to some researchers. According to a study, having a low libido is common due to depression: your "winter blues". The symptoms that emerge are often sadness, sugar bulimia, apathy, difficulty in making decisions, stress, fatigue... multiple causes can alter your libido. Do you hate the cold?
 It is true that the drop in temperature undermines our sexual desires, our bodies contract under the effects of the cold, making erections more difficult, but this remains a pretext. However, the colder temperatures do not always explain the problems of a drop in sex drive that may be experienced, since it is obvious that the temperature of our interiors is more generally around 20°C...

Serotonin my friend
Serotonin is responsible for this drop in desire, the sun, the light, is partly at the origin of the disturbance of sexual behavior in couples. Sunlight acts directly on the hypothalamus, which is why it is easier in winter to find yourself in front of Netflix.

Less sun → less serotonin → less libido. It is almost mathematical.

On the other hand, this reduction in desire can be explained by the lack of light which begins with the arrival of autumn and which is accentuated in winter. This is therefore due to the fact that the days are shortened.
Yes, the main enemy of our libido in winter is not the cold but the lack of light, the drop in luminosity and exposure to the sun can lead to a deficiency in particular of vitamin D, which is responsible for our moods and our desires.

Could our low libido be due to the way our body produces hormones?
To some extent, this assumption would be true. The absence or insufficiency of desire tends to increase with age with the onset of the menopause in some women or during the breastfeeding period.
Other factors can also prevent your libido such as endocrine diseases or depression following childbirth or even antidepressants, anxiolytics...

So, light candles to give a romantic atmosphere to your interior, think of Feng Shui. Pay a little attention and get dressed up so you feel good and help yourself to keep your winter hot!