If you feel that there is a spike in your libido despite the scorching heat, be rest assured that you are not alone.

We are halfway through the summer season and there is a reason why you might be getting hornier with every passing day.

Whether it is the fact that our skin is no longer hidden under the layers of clothing or how the presence of endless sunlight paves way for longer hours, there is something in the air that seems to be arousing everyone around.

Let us break it down for you.

1. Blame the sunshine

Experts suggest that exposure to sunshine during the summertime is associated with an increase in serotonin, which is a feel-good hormone. Soaking up sunshine results in a better mood which in turn paves way for sexy times.

2. The skin show

This one is a no-brainer. We tend to naturally feel sexier in clothes that reveal our skin such as tank tops and shorts. Wearing fewer layers which expose our skin may remind us how good it feels to touch and get “touched”.

3. Exercising and socialising

There is another reason why our sex drive increases during summer time. All the exercising and outdoorsy stuff that we do when the sun is out, increases the awareness of our body. We also tend to socialize more as the days seem endless. All this eventually leads to people getting a little more aroused than usual.

4. Drop in melatonin levels

For the uninitiated, melatonin is a hormone which aids sleep. When you spend a lot of time in the sun, it actually blocks your melatonin production. This means less drowsiness and more sexy times.

5. You are not stressed

Summer equates vacations and vacations equate lower stress levels. When your body is less stressed, the production of serotonin increases which naturally leads to an increased sex drive.

The bottom line

The urge to have more sex during the summers is actually linked to the very basic fact that people are more in touch with their skin.