With autumn in full force, men can say good-bye to the lazy hazy days of summer and hello to the bracing, invigorating days of fall. No matter the season, of course, a man wants to make sure his penis is a happy penis. Indulging in good penis care is part of any penis game plan, but a guy should also take stock of the advantages autumn has to offer and act on them.

What kind of advantages might those be? Read on.

- It’s cool, but women are hot. Logic might dictate that summer would be the time when women are at their most appealing to men, but a study in the journal Perception indicates otherwise. According to this study, men find women more attractive in the colder periods (fall, winter) rather than the warmer ones (spring, summer). Exactly why this should be so is unclear; perhaps in the warmer months men get used to seeing women with fewer clothes on and so they miss that during the cooler months. Whatever the case, men find the friskiness factor goes up as the temperature goes down.

- Chilly weather is snugly weather. One of the clear benefits of autumn weather is the chill factor. When a partner is feeling cold, there’s a ready-made excuse to snuggle up and get warm together. And, of course, sex is one of the very best ways to share that valuable body heat.

- Pumpkins are arousing - who knew? Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin donuts - all these autumn favorites can perk up a guy’s penis considerably. And that’s backed up by scientific evidence. Researchers found that, for some reason, pumpkin scent leads to an increase in penile blood flow of 20-40%. So that may be why a guy leaves the Thanksgiving table with an insistent erect penis.

- Drive is in gear. In general, a man’s sex drive peaks around late fall. Why? Because it’s during this time of year that his testosterone and sperm counts tend to reach their annual peak. So if a guy wonders why he’s hornier in the fall, it’s because his body makes him that way. Of course, studies also indicate that women’s sex drives peak during the spring. That may mean a guy ends up masturbating more during the autumn, but hopefully his partner-based activity will find a way to keep pace. This might be helped by the next fact.

- Dopamine goes up in the fall. Dopamine is the "happiness hormone," the ingredient that causes people to feel happy and content. Some people think couples are more "in tune" during the fall, and that this may be the reason. (Certainly there is a trend for individuals to become part of a relationship in the fall versus the summer.) And a guy in a good relationship is almost certainly going to have a happy penis.

Not every man will find autumn to be his sexual cup of tea, of course. But the season does present many opportunities that he may want to keep an eye out for.

Whether autumn, spring, summer or winter, a happy penis is ultimately a healthy penis. Maintaining that health requires the regular application of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . Keeping penis skin moisturized at any time of year is key, so select a crème that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). Ideally, the crème should also include vitamin C, as this aids with proper blood flow, which is essential for maintaining cardiovascular health and erectile function.