It’s starting to look a lot like Spring here in the southeast. But the real story about the weather we’ve been having in the U.S. is unfolding (so to speak).
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that super snow storms plus cabin fever equals an increase in birth rates. It’s a phenomenon known as the “Fertility Effect of Catastrophe” which dates back to 1965 when this huge power outage in New York City led (nine months later) to record increases in birth rates!
You may not know, however, that September 16th is the one most common day of shared birth dates. If you trace that date back, you’ll find that those babies were conceived during the winter snowy season! And we cannot factor out Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Twice as many condoms are sold during then.
You can bet your last dollar that hospitals are counting up the months right now. You can also put money on the fact that the hospitals along the eastern coast, especially in Boston and New England, are gearing up for those July and August babies that are coming!
I’m willing to bet that you probably did not realize that Sunday is the least popular day for sex. So which days are? Friday and Saturday of course, by 18 percent.
Have you ever turned down sex because it was too hot or too cold? Well, the makers of Trojan brand condoms conducted a survey in 2010 on the affects of weather as related to sexual frequency. The Trojan® “Degrees of Pleasure” survey links hot weather and precipitation to increased sexual frequency and satisfaction. Thirty five percent of the participants had refused to have sex if it was too hot. But only 19 percent refused because it was too cold.
The survey also found that, “83 percent of Americans rate rain as the best weather condition for sexual intercourse, while respondents in hotter climates like Miami (102 times per year) and Atlanta (88 times per year) report higher rates of sexual activity. While many Americans may prefer hot weather or rain outdoors, 27 percent say that tingling sensations can improve their sexual interactions.”
Researchers have also found that couples with one or more children are the most likely to conceive during snow storms and power outages. They attribute the finding to cabin fever and the lack of distractions from business emails, text messages and other social media. Total confinement for these couples gives them the opportunity to get reacquainted with themselves and their intimacy.
Evidently, when the house is dark, is when it’s time fool around…people are 13 times more likely to have sex at night than in the afternoon…and 17 times more likely to have sex at midnight than at 10 a.m.
You shouldn’t despair about all of this snow, babies and weather. It’s nature doing its job. Keep in mind, however, that April and it’s showers are on the way. And with that comes the best days and nights to have sex…according to 83% of Americans!