Women are more sensitive to low temperatures, but they can “store” the heat of their bodies better than men. The reason lies in a more “even” distribution of body fats in the whole body, which allows the blood to be redistributed to the more important organs. Women are able to shut off their blood flow to the skin and they manage to keep their temperature to 37 degrees. But if the core temperature fells under 35 degrees, this can cause hypothermia. However, women need more effective methods to maintain core body temperature because they have less mass, fats and muscles than men.
“The main difference is the way we lay down subcutaneous fat [the layer of fat below the skin]”, says Associate Professor Taylor at the University of Wollongong’s School of Health Sciences and an expert on human temperature regulation “An average woman will have a more even distribution of fat just below the skin surface, whereas this is thinner for guys”, quote professor Taylor from bodyandsoul.
Usually women have round 20 to 25 per cent body fats, while men have around 15 per cent. And when we are cold, we kepp the heat by reducing the blood flow to our skin. And when women’s body reduces the blood flow her temperature of the skin falls. A man will not feel the difference because at average he has less fat than woman. And when a woman says she is cold she means that her skin temperature is cold. And this is why usually women have colder hands and skin than men. And this is why usually women are colder than man, not because they are related to snakes as many men tend to believe.