It may seem like sex could literally happen in any weather, but apparently that’s not the case. According to a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, there’s a link between weather and active thrusting.
Three economists studied 80 years of U.S. fertility and temperature data and they found that when temperatures reached 26-degrees Celsius and higher, the birth rate declined over the next 10 months. This means that global warming has a huge impact on the time we commit to baby-making. Moreover, the data showed that even after a heatwave subsided, there wasn’t an immediate return to boning.
But in Canada, where temperatures are well below 26-degrees for most of the year, this isn’t so much an issue. Even our own data shows that people are having a lot of sex, especially in our twilight years.
Does this mean Canadians are hornier than Americans? No, not necessarily. It does mean that Canadians have more opportunities to act on how horny they are, though.
Average annual temperatures for Toronto hover around 12.5-degrees Celcius, but temperatures are lower in St. John’s (8.7-degrees), Quebec (9-degrees), Whitehorse (4.5 degrees), Halifax (11 degrees), Edmonton 8.5-degrees) and more. In cold months, it’s obviously much, much lower. And much, much colder.
So, to recap, global warming is horrible. But at least we have a lot more sex than Americans.