by Vicki Kriner
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 the 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 brain, is strongly connected to the retina and other areas of the brain. It controls the production of melatonin and sends messages to your body about the changing seasons, based largely on the amount of natural light you are exposed to. The pineal gland also affects sleep and energy levels, and may have a lot to do with how sexually charged you feel.
Many find themselves acting more promiscuously in the newly warm months than they normally would. Sensual feelings are encouraged by the increased amount of endorphins your body releases in response to the increased activity and sunny, warm weather - the same endorphins released when you are in love! As a result men and women may experience emotions more strongly, and the natural urge is to find someone to share their sensual feelings with.
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 fancy to turn to thoughts of love, but even love can have consequences!
For more information on women's health and contraceptive options here are a few links that you may find useful. Scarlet Girl has no financial interest in any of these companies, nor are we affiliated with any of them - we just thought you might like to know!
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Vicki is a small business owner and sometime author with nearly two decades in the world of customer service, business building, and the general realm of helping others succeed.
She books Scarlet Girl shows and other lectures in Portland, OR and the San Francisco Bay Area of CA. Her eclectic professional background runs the gamut from horse trainer, to mentor, and her greatest joy lies in finding solutions for clients, networking, and creating sustainable business growth.