But wait, the sunlight does more nasty tricks! We’re all aware that sunlight boosts the synthesis of vitamin D, which does wonders for your bones and heart. However, vitamin D is also shown to boost levels of progesterone and estrogen in females, while increasing testosterone in males. In layman terms this means it boosts your mood and your libido. Yes, the sunshine vitamin provides plenty of sunshine.
Your dormant senses that are largely underused in the winter are brutally awakened and tortuously overloaded. Your smell, sight, and hearing are bombarded with fragrances, colors and noises that stimulate the brain, conjuring memories and triggering feelings of giddiness. Even the plants are attacking you; the blossoming spring flora is designed to drive you crazy, exuding a smell that stimulates you. Yes, you read that correct – the plants are on a mission to get you excited.
As I’m sure you’ve probably guessed by now, all of this means that if you plan to conceive, now is the time to do so. Your libido’s up, you are all happy and energized, even Mother Nature’s on your side! But if you don’t plan to conceive, ladies be warned; on top of all of this sunlight induced euphoria the males are extra virile in the springtime. Ironically because levels of actual sexual activity seem to drop during this time of year, which in turn increases their sperm count thus increasing fertility (female fertility tends to peak in the lower temperatures of autumn and winter). Interestingly enough, this is a likely explanation for why statistics show that there are more unplanned babies conceived during spring than any other time of year. I promise I did not make that one up.