It is ironic that Germany scooped the 2014 World Cup during the time when Botswana was experiencing some BMW.
In this instance, though, BMW is far removed from the powerful and popular German machine ÔÇô Bavarian Motor Works. Rather, it is an acronym for Baby Making Weather.
It refers to extremely cold conditions that do little to curb levels of intimacy.
It’s been extremely cold and the whole country has been experiencing sub-zero temperatures and predictions indicate that it’s not about to get any warmer. Granted, a plan to keep warm during the long cold winter nights needs to be made.
A snap survey at the Game City mall revealed interesting ways the average Batswana intend on staying warm.
“They can suggest all recipes of stews and dumplings but we all know that nothing breaks sweat like a roll in the sack,” stated one cashier at one of the supermarket, with a wide grin on his face and a raised eyebrow. “That is how I keep warm.”
A more modest lady at a clothing boutique however suggested the use of air warming gadgets like heaters, electric blankets and air conditioning.
Then, with a naughty smile she added that when all else fails, nothing beats the good old fashioned way: “Some winter loving.”
On a more serious note, studies conducted at the University of Texas in the United States came up with a biologic hypotheses that indicated that there is deterioration of sperm quality during summer, seasonal differences in anterior pituitary-ovarian function caused by changes in the daylight length, and variation in quality of the ovum or endometrial receptivity.
The study also founded that the most popular birthday in the United States, the one shared by the largest number of people nationwide, is September 16 with the least popular month being April. This means most babies are conceived during the winter season, around Christmas time, which is their winter, hence the BMW (Baby making weather).
With temperatures this low, here in Botswana, an increased number of births next April should not come as a shock.