“Winter penis” is a real problem that impacts men, a sexpert says.
During the chilliest season, fellas may experience their manhoods “shrinking”.
This could end up having a negative impact on their sex lives.
According to a sex and relationship expert for Lovehoney, the body preserves energy in the cold weather and reduces blood flow.
And when blood flow lessens down there, men could find it a lot harder to achieve an orgasm when getting jiggy.
If this has happened to you, there’s no need to fret.
Fortunately, shrinkage isn’t here to stay as once you enter a warmer temperature, the blood will flow freely again.
Annabelle Knight said: “Men can expect their penis to shrivel up to 50% in length and 20-30% in girth when the weather gets chilly.
“The body is programmed to preserve heat and energy.
“So in the cold, it funnels its resources into maintaining blood flow to the middle of your body, where your vital organs are.
“But in order to do that, your body has to reduce blood flow to your appendages – your fingers, toes and your penis.
“The testicles also retract and rise closer to the rest of the body so they can also stay warm.”
The cold weather makes it harder for men to get an erection for a number of reasons.
Annabelle added: “The cold temporarily desensitises the penis and makes it slightly less responsive to stimulation.
“Fortunately, shrinkage doesn’t last long. Once you enter a warmer temperature, your body will heat up.
“Blood will flow freely and your penis will return to its normal size within minutes.”
The downfall of a winter penis is that it’ll also impact a man’s orgasm too.
The expert explained: “Men can take longer to orgasm when they are cold.
“This isn’t just due to physiological reasons. Cold is a distraction when you are trying to have sex.”
Luckily there might be a few ways to help reach climax, like wearing socks in bed or cranking up the radiator.
Just remember none of these winter-induced issues are permanent and there are ways around them.
You’ll just need to get warmer and set aside some more time for those kinky sessions in the winter.