Seasonality to sexuality?
- Dear all,I have been reading some classical texts lately, and both Hesiod and Aristotle mention that there is a seasonality to sexuality. Specifically, they both say that males are more interested in sex in the winter and females in the summer. Is there any data to support this or a seasonality to sexuality in general?The only material that I know on the claim is some research by Tittmar who retrieved condoms from sewers and found a rough seasonality to sexuality, with it being higher over all in the fall. Of course, condom retrieval can't say if there is a sex difference.Christopher Robinson, PhDUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
- Dear All,
This is an interesting question. You mentioned Tittmar's condom
research, can you give us the exact reference?
One way to investigate this would be counting the amounts of personal
ads depending on the time of the year. I think this would be some what
more appropriate method, since the amount of condoms in the sewer does
not necessarily tell about variation in sexual drive. Amount of semen
in the sewer would be more telling, perhaps...