10 Of The Weirdest Things That Actually Make (Some Of) Us Horny

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Sometimes, we like to share random information with you just so that you can return the favor with some of your co-workers. The information isn’t life-changing, but it is some food for thought. This topic is a perfect example because, let’s be real, when we’re horny, do we really need a reason or even a cause? We just wanna get some. That's all.

But, if you’re curious about some of the weird things that make (some of) us horny that go beyond our hormones, here’s a list of 10 that made us think “Huh…that is weird.”

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Watermelon

If you can’t get enough watermelon and oddly enough, enough of your partner, the two things are probably connected. Watermelon contains an amino acid called citrulline, which increases blood circulation all over the body, including the nether regions. It also has a reputation for being “natural Viagra” because it has an innate ability to help a man maintain his erections. Cut you and your partner a couple of slices tonight!

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Clean Linen

NOTHING beats hotel sex! There are a ton of reasons why. One is the bedding. Crisp white sheets can really get our sex engines going, and in a hotel, sheets get changed daily. 

Also, since we typically shed close to two billion body cells an hour, and many of those cells are loaded with bacteria, clean sheets can also make us feel more relaxed. The calmer we are, the more ready for sex we’ll be.

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Guys Around Their Friends

No one gasses men up more than other men! If your man goes to a sports bar and then comes home ready to eat you up like some of the chicken wings he had, it makes sense. Men naturally spark competitive energy in one another, and once their adrenaline is going, it’s hard to slow them—any part of them—down.

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Watching Someone Read

Try this out and report back in the comments section. Watch your partner read. Did it make your squirm in your seat in the best way possible? If so, then there is some truth to the fact that watching someone read can also make you horny. Why? Because seeing people learning is alluring, mysterious, and also pretty sexy.

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The Smell Of Cinnamon Buns (And Donuts)

Cinnamon is an aphrodisiac (because it helps to increase blood circulation), so we actually get this one. Although, we’re not exactly sure why THE SMELL of cinnamon buns and donuts gets our engines going. Other than that, who doesn’t get excited at the thought of a pastry? OK…got it. Never mind.

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Texting (With A Twist)

Usually, it’s pretty annoying to be on a date with someone when they have their phone out and are checking their IG and texting other people. That is, of course, if the one they are texting is you. 

It might seem corny to text someone who is right next to you, until the notification pops up on your phone and a super-sweet or sexy message from them is on it. Then, you'll want to jump their bones right there in the restaurant!

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Cheating (Also With A Twist)

Disclaimer: We are not recommending this as a way to spice up your sex life (NOT. AT. ALL.). But, there are reports that indicate that when a man suspects that his woman is cheating, his libido increases and he also produces sperm. They call it "sperm competition."

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Old Songs

Quick! What song did you lose your virginity to? Also, what song was playing in the background when you experienced the best kiss ever? Songs have a way of triggering our memory. If it’s the right song, it can tug at our libido in the best way possible and yep—horniness happens!

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Being Broke

Here's a silver lining for your bank account being on empty: it can make you horny! How is that possible? Being broke makes us irritated on a good day, flat-out worried on a bad one. And when you’re stressed out, you want to release some stress and tension. One of the most fun ways to do that? Hopping in the sack!

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The Color Red

This isn’t really weird, but it might be something that you didn’t give much thought about. Red lipstick. A sexy red dress. Red panties. All of these things can make your man go wild! That’s because red represents passion and love—the perfect combination for two horny people who plan on having an unforgettable night.

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SHELLIE RENEé

Just a woman who digs all things relationships. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, that is. I've been writing (professionally) for close to 20 years, including having two books published. I'm also a marriage life coach and doula. Sometimes I speak to large audiences or do radio interviews, but usually I'm sitting in my favorite chair, surfin' the 'net and penning stuff that I wish I had read in my early 20s.

Listen, I don't have all the answers, not by a LOOOOONG shot. But whatever I can do to spare folks any heartbreak, bitterness or straight-up drama, I'll devote some keystrokes to doing. 

That's it...in a nutshell. For the most part. Kinda. ;)

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