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Interest In Sex Increases During Christmas — According To A New Study

By seank

December 28, 2017 at 12:58pm

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At this time of year, when every dinner requires second helpings and breakfast is whatever's left in the tin of Celebrations, you're not exactly at peak levels of sexy — but apparently you're more interested in sex right now than usual.

At least that's what the findings suggest from a recent study by scientists at Indiana University and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal.

Data was analysed from nearly 130 countries that included sex-related Google search terms from 2004 to 2014 and 10% of public Twitter posts from late 2010 to early 2014. A spike in sexual interest was noted during two different religious celebrations: Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, the Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan.

The researchers have suggested that people across the world are more in the mood for hanky-panky during the holidays because we feel happier, safer, calmer and in a "family mood".

Now we understand why they call it the most wonderful time of year.

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