It is more than imagination or hypothesis to residents of Phoenix that the heat has a very definite effect on our patience, and our tempers seem all to short in the heat of the summer. It would seem most scientists agree with us however it is still pending more investigation before they call it a fact as discovered in this article by Craig A. Anderson from the University of Missouri-Columbia that can be viewed at: http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/faculty/caa/abstracts/1985-1989/89A1.PDF titled Temperature and Aggression: Ubiquitous Effects of Heat on Occurrence of Human Violence. With this said and in view of the reported prediction that Phoenix is expected to hit another record breaking day at 115 degrees, it seems the intelligent action is to form a plan to escape the heat and stir up passion instead.
What you can do if you are a dedicated employee and the mountains are out of the question in the middle of the week is make a night or two of it at one of our local resort and spa’s. With the economy being so poor and it being summertime, the Phoenix area is wide open for our locals. Most resorts offer discounts during the summer months and often include dining packages with the price. You can kick back by the pool; have dinner served in your room. No heat in the kitchen and your body cooled down by the water and superb A/C, your night is bound to get amorous.
Even with the discounts, if you feel a resort is a bit out of your range there are alternatives. Go for the inventive it stands to be more fun sometimes anyway. One Phoenix couple Karen and Gary Sanders said, “Showering together after a long day at work gets us conversing about the day in an environment that is both cool and encourages intimacy”. Conversation on equal turf is likely to be a very bonding experience. Moreover, it will get you at the very least cooler and less likely to snap at one another.
Sharron Greene another Phoenix resident said she occasionally hides behind the hedges at her house when it is time for Kyle to arrive and hit him with the garden hose. This one method best reserved for couples with a great sense of humor. Perhaps another good guideline for this would be for those wives that are not married to a man that wears a suit!
Whatever your choice let your heart and mutual consideration guide you. Getting out of the heat and getting attention back to romance is the best way to beat these record temperatures.