Wintertime brings about so many myths related to health and sex, that the team here at Adam and Eve are ready to tear them to shreds so you can enjoy winter sex without worry!
Here are five winter health myths that effect sex and relationship, and the truth behind them. Now you have no excuse for not going out and enjoying yourself this season!
1. If you spend too much time outdoors, you’ll catch a cold. Have your outdoor sexcapades taken a sideline this winter due to your worries about catching a cold? They shouldn’t be! Going outside, even with wet hair, in no way, shape or form causes you to catch a cold. Viruses and bacteria are the little nasties that cause colds, and being outside in the cold actually helps you avoid these germs. Having a little fun in the snow can actually improve your health!
2. Don’t exercise in the cold or you’ll have a heart attack. While the cold itself won’t cause the heart attack, there is a line of truth to this myth. Going from a complete resting state to one of extreme exertion in the cold can be very unhealthy for your heart. (This is why you hear so many tales of heart attacks from shoveling snow.) How do you get around this? Warm up first! So before you head outside to have some missionary style loving in the snow, have some foreplay.
3. Only arctic explorers and people who live outside get frostbite. Completely untrue! You can get frostbite in as little as 30 minutes. Frostbite is when a part of the body (usually extremities like hands, fingers, feet and toes) become numb, then blister from the cold. If you start feeling numb during your wintertime outdoor love making, it may be time to turn back into the house and continue your actions in front of the fire.
4. You don’t need sun block during the winter. The sun is always out, no matter the season. Even though the days are shorter and the sun is lower in the sky, you can still get sunburned in the winter. Make sure that any exposed skin – like your face when wearing a hat or hood – is covered in a UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen. Doctors suggest using SPF30 that contain zinc or titanium.
5. You need more sleep in the winter. Don’t let the shorter days in the winter fool you into thinking you need more sleep, and therefore can’t stay up for some loving, get in the way of super sexy time. While you may want to snuggle under warm blankets and have a snooze, you actually don’t physically need more sleep during the winter months.
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