Why Your Sex Drive Seems To Be Higher In Fall, According To Science

If you're bummed that your sexy, single summer didn't go quite as planned (aka the closest thing to action you got was spooning your blacked out best friend), DON'T YOU WORRY. There might be some hope for you after all...

In addition to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, perfectly coordinated Halloween outfits with your BFFs, tall boots with leggings and apple picking photos with your family, you now have another reason to love fall: It's a fantastic season for getting laid.

"But Candice, what do you mean?!" you're thinking. But don't worry, I've got an explanation.

You now have another reason to love fall: It's a fantastic season for getting laid.

It all has to do with your testosterone levels, the hormone that's responsible for revving up sex drive in both men and women.

study measured its seasonal fluctuations in the saliva of 220 women and 127 men, and found that both men and women reach their highest testosterone levels in basic, sweater-wearing fall.

The researchers still don't know why testosterone changes with the seasons, but it's clear that its spike post-summer suggests that we should be getting it on. A lot.

Plus, as a result of the summer heat, sperm concentration and count are at an all-time low from August all the way through October. Then  they tend to rise in late fall, going above and beyond their baseline values.

You know what that means? If you're looking to make a baby, then it's TIME TO GET FRISKAYYYY.

But even if you don't want to procreate, you should still take advantage of all those lusty feels. BOW CHICKA WOW WOW, IT'S TIME TO MAKE SOME SWEET, TENDER, DELICIOUS LOVING.

Citations: Seasonal variation in conception and various pregnancy outcomes (Taylor & Francis Online), Seasonality, waist-to-hip ratio, and salivary testosterone (PNEC), Fall Season Increases Testosterone Levels In Men And Women, Leading To Better Sex Life, Fertility (Medical Daily)