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Refinery29 – Everyone Is More Horny In The Spring, Experts Say

Dr Danielle Forshee speaking to Refinery 29 about why everyone is more interested in sex during spring time.

There are a few factors that make this time of year especially sensual. “The weather is the catalyst,” says Danielle Forshee, a psychologist and marriage, family, and individual therapist. Ever since the spring equinox, the days have been getting longer. More exposure to sunlight increases our production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that boosts mood. And happy people tend to be horny people.

The pleasant weather also urges us outdoors, where we’re likely to socialize and meet potential new partners. It encourages us to shed some of the bulky layers we’ve been wearing all winter too.

“People are coming out of hibernation, and they’re swapping out their sweats and comfy clothes for more, shall we say, ‘scantily clad’ options,” Forshee says. “They’re exposing more body parts. As humans we notice those things, and it makes us more apt to go into mating mode.”

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