Numerous Bollywood songs are dedicated to rains, most of them being romantic, sultry, and sexy. Be it Roop Tera Mastana where Rajesh Khanna looks super hot, wanting to get into the act with Sharmila or Zara Zara where the lyrics are enough to get you into the mood. Monsoons affects our mood as well as sex drive in manners we cannot reflect. Seasons do have a significant effect on our bodies as well as need for intimacy, and rainfall just calls for a natural mating season between humans because what are all these sexy songs even made for?
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Weather always affects your sex drive because it changes the pattern of the hormones produced in your body. Raveena Tandon did not begin dancing on Tip Tip Barsa Paani in a sexy yellow saree without any reason – the rains affect us all in one similar manner – make us want to get down and dirty! We all feel like cuddling under a quilt more in winter, and making out during rains – the reason is hormones. Monsoon can be counted as a mating season along with spring (which is not actually present in India for more than like three days of Holi, but you get the point.)
Coming to the more science-y part, a hormone called Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH) stimulates sex as well as increases the sex drive in women and it is secreted in the body when there is bright sunlight – which explains our need to cuddle more and actually have less sex during winters due to gloom. While rains too are gloomy, the smell of wet earth and ozone play a significant role in stimulating our sense.
Monsoon is the best time to have it all. The wet season accompanied by the thrills of thunder and lightning, the perfect mood to turn on your sexual desire. The soft winds with drizzles on your face of rain, your body gets the need for intimacy and that truly is where the spark ignites. The combination of fire and water has always created magic and no wonder, rains outside and passion within your bodies generate that magical heat that can drown you in the long-lasting pleasure of a great sexual performance.
No wonder we have had to change channels during rain songs playing on music channels even when they were in the early 80s and 90s – the sex appeal and desire reflected on the actors’ faces, even in the artificial rain, so the real rains gotta have a lot more effect on us.
Winter will have you watching rom-coms due to less intensity of sunlight and reduced production of serotonin, the hormone promoting sex drive, you may experience a drop in your sexual urge during winters. Serotonin gets replaced by melatonin that impedes your sex drive. Also, the darkened aura of winter is a downer for sex. You may feel too lazy to get charged up for a rocking sexual experience.
If summer is often thought of as fling season, winter is its cosy romantic counterpart. Science seems to back up the latter assumption. In a 2012 study, researchers found a correlation between winter and the willingness to watch romantic movies. Even men who usually are not into the romantic genre end up in ‘sardi ki raaton mein soye rah eek chaadar mein’ and Netlifxing without chilling with their partners. The inference drawn was that physical coldness activates a need for psychological warmth – which manifests as things such as a hot beverage, physical closeness and – yep – romance movies. Something to keep in mind when you convince yourself you’re only “hate-watching” that Karan Johar rom-com.
So we’ve told you why and how the seasons affect your feelings and desires. What are you waiting for? Play a sultry song on a rainy afternoon and your partner sure will not be able to say no to that invitation!