Poll: Frisky folks choose snuggling over Snuggies

By Nancy Benac

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 7 2011 1:45 a.m. MST

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo ice coats the branches of a tree on the Brooklyn waterfront during a winter storm in New York. The Brooklyn Bridge is in the background. According to an Associated Press-Weather Underground.com poll conducted Jan 21-26, wrapping up just as yet another snowstorm was gearing up to clobber the Northeast, four in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter by far is the season most likely to leave them feeling down.

Peter Morgan, File, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Does winter weather give you the blues? Or are you the type who gets a little frisky when there's a chill in the air?

Either way, you're not alone.

An Associated Press-Weather Underground poll shows that 4 in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter is the season most likely to leave them feeling down.

Still, there are pleasures to be had amid the snow and ice.

Given the choice between grabbing an extra blanket or cozying up with someone special, most people choose snuggling over a Snuggie.

Some folks take things a whole lot further: 15 percent of Americans who were cooped up by the weather report having more sex than usual. Two-thirds reported no romantic uptick, and 15 percent reported having less sex than usual.

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