It’s a cheeky question that husbands across the world have – why do so many women have cold a bum in bed?
It’s not uncommon for a couple to curl up in bed at night, snuggling up against each other. Men usually do it in hopes of getting some action but women have another reason …
It’s because our bodies are always freezing.
There’s a condition called Raynaud’s Syndrome. It’s triggered by cold temperatures and causes blood vessels in extremities to go into a temporary spasm. This blocks blood flow and frequently leaves fingers and toes deathly white or purple. And it can leave your bum feeling like a block of ice.
But Raynaud’s Syndrome affects 5 to 10% of people … including men. So why do so many more women complain about being cold, especially in the rear.
It turns out women’s overall external body temp is slightly lower than men’s. The main reasons for this are:
- Less muscle
- More fat between skin and muscles
- Slower metabolism
Protruding or curved body parts, like fingers, toes and noses, are most susceptible to the cold. So are body parts with more subcutaneous fat, like our bums. As a result, lots of women have body temps that are all over the place.
When I go to bed, my hands are freezing, so I tuck my hands under my armpits or between my thighs until I feel them warm up. But I can’t seem to warm up my bum unless I spoon – which I don’t really like to do…
To make matters worse, as we age, our blood flow slows. That means that the older you are, the colder you may become.
And while exercising may seem like the perfect way to warm up yourself up, including that ice cold bum … it’s not. When you exercise blood supply increases in muscles and decreases in fatty tissue. This can leave your bum feeling even cooler in comparison to the rest of your body.
For me, the only thing that works is a warm fire or hot shower!