Turns out “Cold Feet” doesn’t apply only to those soon-to-be married, but also those that reap the benefits of marriage. According to a recent study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, cold feet (literally) may be a reason that some women have trouble boosting their sex drives. So, leaders of the study suggest that wearing socks helps.

It’s all connected with how safe and comfortable women feel, according to Gert Holstege, who led the study. The regions of the brain responsible for anxiety and fear — the amygdala and prefrontal cortex — need to be deactivated for a woman to successfully reach climax. Holstege also goes on to say that “A pleasant environment, which includes the room temperature, is an important part of making her feel safe, secure and comfortable.”

In addition to cold feet, obesity is also cited as a reason for the decrease in one’s sex drive. Hit the gallery to see why.

Jamaal Fisher