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.