Here’s Why More People Are Interested In Sex During The Holidays

The holidays are a very popular time for getting frisky. How do we know? Well more babies are born in the U.S. in September than in any other month, which means their parents conceived right around Christmas and New Year’s. Researchers from Indiana University and the and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Portugal used data from around the world to determine that interest in sex peaks around major holidays, regardless of the season. They looked at Google Trends data from 2004 to 2014, and Twitter data from 2010 to 2014 from 130 countries. They found in predominantly Christian countries searches for the word “sex” were highest around Christmas. In majority Muslim countries searches for sex spiked around Eid-al-Fitr, a major holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. It’s not clear exactly why searches for sex spike right around holidays, but interest in sex correlated with an increase in tweets that used vocabulary related to feeling happy, safe and calm. (Time