Spring Fever: n. A feeling of restlessness, excitement, or laziness brought on by the coming of spring.
Do you feel it?
Have you noticed that clothing gets brighter and a lot skimpier in the spring, even when those temperatures haven't changed all that much?
When spring days grow longer the additional light affects our moods, productivity, and energy levels. We start to loose our "winter weight" (fingers crossed!), sleep a little less, and for many the spring fever translates into a feeling of amour, arousal, and LOVE, baby, LOVE!
In the animal kingdom many species are thrown into a love-makin' frenzy with the coming of spring. As humans - with those neat opposable thumbs, electric lights, and Late Late Shows - we like to think we are in control of such basic urges. However, there are some things that Mother Nature hardwired in, and spring fever may be one of them!
The pineal gland, though buried deep in your gray matter, is strongly connected to the retina and other areas of the brain. It controls the production or melatonin and sends messages to your body about the changing seasons based largely on the amount of natural light you are exposed to. It also affects sleep and energy levels, and may have a lot to do with how sexually charged you feel.
So, amid the shower and green shoots of spring when you feel your sensuality begin to flower like a lush spring bloom, be sure to keep your head. Think ahead, and continue to practice safer sex methods. Spring may cause a young man's (or woman's) fancy to turn to thoughts of love, but even love can have consequences. Keep those condoms close, and enjoy the passion of the season!