Does Halloween affect your sex life?

With October 31 just days away, we’re down to the wire when it comes to what to wear for Halloween this year. Or, maybe you’ve decided to just skip the whole thing and forget about it. If that’s the case, hold up. According to research, dressing up for Halloween creates three major experiences that we all deserve: fantasies, feelings, and fun. Who doesn’t want to be someone else for a change? Whilst still a predominantly American phenomenon we are seeing it’s popularity grow in the UK.

Although Halloween used to be solely associated with a kid’s holiday, it has become something that people of all ages embrace. Research has found that the majority of adults dress up for Halloween, at 64 percent, and here in the States, where Halloween is celebrated the most than in any other country, Americans will spend almost $7 billion on Halloween, including costumes, parties, and all the rest of the fun that comes with it. Adults even spend far more on their costumes than kids, with the little ones spending roughly $950 million and the adults dropping $1.2 billion ― that’s how big of a deal it is for us.

1. Women Who Believe In Ghosts Like To Film Themselves Having Sex
According to OkCupid’s findings, women who believe in ghosts are seven percent more likely to film themselves having sex, than those who do not believe in ghosts. As for why, the research can’t say. It’s just that that happens to be the case.

2. Dressing Up For Halloween Means You’re Probably Into Dressing Up For Sex
It seems that if you’re the type of person who dresses up for Halloween, then you’re 19 percent more open to the idea of dressing up for sex, too, as in role play. Whether you decide to take the route of dressing up as a school girl or a large slice of pizza, those who revel in Halloween are more likely to revel in costumes every other night of the year, too.

3. Fans Of Scary Movies Are More Likely To Be Into Pain During Sex
If you’re into scary movies and you like pain during sex, then you’re not alone. According to the data, it’s those who can’t get enough of The Shining and similar movies who are 15 percent more likely to enjoy pain while getting it on with their partner. Dripping hot wax with some Silence of the Lambs in the background, anybody?

4. Dungeon And Dragon Players Are Practically Vampires
How this particular one has any correlation is beyond me, but as OkCupid found those who play Dungeons and Dragons are 20 percent more likely to love the taste of blood. How does one even know they like the taste of blood if they’re not a vampire by night is my question, but different strokes for different folks, as my dad always says.

5. Video Games Just Lead You Directly To Serial Killers
People who spend eight hours or more a day playing video games, are 25 percent more likely to actually think it’s a-OK to have sex with a serial killer. Huh? Takeaway: Cut those video game playing hours to 7.75 just to be on the safe side. Prolific serial killers like Ted Bundy may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an active serial killer in the making somewhere, plotting their next kill not too faraway. Spooky stuff.

By AMANDA CHATEL (originally featured on Bustle)