Ready for More Sex October?
Many years ago I read something about sex drive going up in the fall. It certainly matched my experience, but then for most of our marriage my job was brutal all summer, so the fall surge might just have been me coming back to life!
There is research showing male testosterone spikes in October and November. (A couple of other studies found the same, but there are also a couple that don’t support this.) This shouldn’t make a difference for most men, but if his T levels are low it could help. There is also a study that showed T levels peaked in October for premenopausal women not taking hormonal contraceptives.
Admittedly this is all resting on pretty thin evidence, and the why may have more to do with changes in routine or not being outside as late or the kids going to bed earlier because of school. Still, if your hubby seems a bit hornier next month, why not make it good for him? And if you’re the one always looking for more sex, this is a place where I wouldn’t have a problem with a bit of name it and claim it! Mention reading about men wanting more sex in October see if he jumps on it – and you!
~ Paul – I’m XY, and October’s going to be a good month!
Seasonal variation of testosterone and waist to hip ratio in men: the Tromsø study | NCBI
Seasonal variation of salivary testosterone in men, normally cycling women, and women using hormonal contraceptives | NCBI