For both men and women worldwide, sex (and thinking about sex) takes up a sweet chunk of their day. And while everyone’s sex drive differs, there are certain times of the day, week, month, and year where people feel exceptionally hornier than usual.
For example, did you know that the best day for having sex is on a Thursday morning? That’s a fact, friends!
Scientific studies actually proved that, for both men and women, sex hormones are higher on a Thursday morning. These hormones are also the most compatible with your partner, whether they’re a man or a woman.
What does that mean for you? Setting an alarm earlier on a Thursday morning in order to catch a delightful quickie before work. Or, setting a super early alarm on a Thursday morning and enjoying all the sexiness that these sex hormones have to offer for an extended period of time.
But that’s not the point of today’s article! Today, we’re looking at the correlation between feeling randy and the festive season.
An extensive analysis was done on Google search terms and Twitter posts, and it was found that people were happier and more interested in sex during Christmas than any other time of the year.
It was also found that condom sales increased over the festive season, especially in the week of Christmas, followed by a steep drop the week thereafter. In fact, condom sales on Christmas day itself rose 2.5% than any other day for the convenience store 7-Eleven.
What’s interesting about this study, is that these feelings of horniness were not exclusive to a specific geographical area but rather that of cultural celebrations.
At first, researchers were interested to find out whether this boom in sex had to do with the colder weather and darker days in the Northern hemisphere during Christmas, but alas it was not so. This sexual trend was found to be accurate worldwide, as the study spanned across 129 countries with its evidence being concluded after 10 years of analysis.
For example, the data showed a big rise in the number of births in September within the Christian community, and a big rise in the number of births nine months after Eid-al-Fitr (a Muslim holiday, which date changes every year, that marks the end of Ramadan).
“Perhaps people feel a greater motivation to grow their families during the holidays when the emphasis is on love and gift-giving to children,” said Luis M. Rocha of Indiana University.
“The Christmas season is also associated with stories about the baby Jesus and holy family, which may put people in a loving, happy, ‘family mood,” he continued.
And according to Jesse Kahn, a sex therapist, “For those where sex is connected to family and reproduction, they may feel inspired to create or expand their families”.
Adversely, she notes that even those who have experienced difficult family connections were prone to reproductive behaviour, as a means to feeling “more connected or pleasure at a time of feeling disconnected or estranged from the rest of their families”.
Lastly, the study also mentioned that this baby-making frenzy over Christmas could also be a byproduct of the number of events and parties that happen around that time—many of which means an increase in alcohol consumption and lower inhibitions.
Of course, the link between alcohol and sex isn’t true for that of the Muslim community.
As a final note, a different study conducted by EdenFantasys found that 44% of adults enjoyed some sex on Christmas Day.
The survey, dubbed “Holiday Hanky-Panky,” also found that 47% of participants had had sex in their childhood bedroom whilst visiting their family over the holidays, and 28% even admitted to adding Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas to their boning jams. Well, that’s something!
So, with that, we wish you a merry little Christmas...
Helena Lorimer at JOUJOU