Here at Lorals, Spring Fever is probably our favorite fever. But why do we get so horny around the same time each year? And is this sexual bloom along with the flowers a real thing? There are a lot of theories floating around the internet about why this might be. We’ve created a round-up of some of the most popular theories on why spring is so dang sexy, along with the pros and cons of each and our ratings, so you can decide the veracity of Spring Fever for yourself!
The Sun ☀️🌤️
Look, when you’re not getting enough Vitamin D, your mood suffers. It can even cause depression or seasonal depression disorder (SAD) in the wintertime. And much like 90s cult favorite kid's rink Sunny D reminds us, there’s no better place to get your mood-lifting vitamins than from the sun. Warm weather = more time outside = better moods = hornier people. Get it? For decades, the studies linking depression to a lower sex drive have been strong. As have the studies linking sunlight to serotonin production, which is one reason you’re happier during the seasons that you spend more time outside. We give this theory a full 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clothes (or Lack Thereof) 🛍️ 👙
Bundled under tights, thermal undies, sweaters, and coats, you might look sophisticated. But no one looks sexy in a floor-length puffer coat. When the weather changes, we start seeing ankles and forearms and collarbones and all the other body parts that could get you jailed as a strumpet in Victorian England. It’s natural to be more turned on with all this skin out in the open, or so says this common Spring Fever theory. Well, there are studies that show that both women and men are equally turned on by sexual images, so if correct, this could apply to the whole horny world. However, it leaves out one crucial question: is all skin sexual? While humans are generally turned on by sexual images, it’s not clear that a man in a tank top and flip flops in line for the bank is necessarily a sexual sight, as opposed to say the same man completely covered by a nice fitted suit. If anything, there are studies showing we associate showing more skin with stupidity rather than sexiness. We give this one 4 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Galapagos, aka Evolution 🐤 🏝️
Despite the hallmarks of advanced civilization, like spending hours stalking our exes on Instagram and buying $500 healing crystals, at the end of the day we’re still animals. Like our mammal brothers and sisters, our mating rituals revolve around the weather. Also, Spring is a great time to have a baby. Why? It’s easier to survive when the weather is warm; plants are growing from the ground to eat, you probably won’t freeze to death when it’s 52° out, etc. Thus, according to this theory, you want to have more sex in the spring because your animal body senses the weather is good for species survival. The cons of this argument? Wellll, technically it does take 9 months from conception to birth. So if you conceive from getting busy in the Spring, your baby would be born in Winter. We’ll give this theory 3 stars. ⭐⭐⭐
All in all, some of these theories are stronger than others, but we think there’s enough evidence to conclude that Spring Fever is definitely a thing. This is a friendly reminder to stock up on your Lorals now, so when the Spring Fever hits hard this month and you need some hot oral RIGHT NOW, you’ll be ready to go.
Written by the Lorals Team. The Lorals Team is here to offer inclusive, honest, and accurate pleasure education for all. Each article is reviewed by our experts and educators to ensure you get the facts and answers you need.
Reviewed & Edited by Melanie Cristol J.D. Melanie is the founder and CEO of Lorals. She studied Sociology at Columbia College at Columbia University, and she received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School. Prior to creating and patenting Lorals, Melanie was a healthcare and consumer products attorney, and she was part of the legal team that secured gay marriage rights for the western United States. Melanie also fought for LGBTQ rights in California and Ohio as a field organizer with the National LGBTQ Task Force.