Here’s Why Your Sex Life Could Use More Vitamin D

That’s what she said.

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Sunlight is good for your mood, sure, and the warmth is relaxing. There’s another benefit that’s better than any of that: it boosts your body’s production of vitamin D, and more vitamin D means better sex.

According multiple studies, even an hour catching some rays will produce higher levels of the crucial vitamin and boost its most important aftereffect. 

Sand everywhere.

The London Sun quoted health expert Aly Dilks, who said that “We know that people can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the winter, so the sun is hugely important for our well-being.” Dilks went on to say that when it comes to the sun’s positive effects on chemicals, “testosterone is the one most responsible for our sex drive and studies show that the sun is a great factor in its production.” 

Dilks used “caveman times” to illustrate the point. “[T]hose men catching animals out in the sun all day still needed the energy to come back and procreate to save their race,” Dilks said, “This is nature at its rawest.” 

It’s not just an issue for dudes. The Sun also reported that women with vitamin D deficiencies have lower levels of estrogen—and that dampens their desire as well. Desire, and vaginal health.

If sun exposure is an issue for your skin, don’t worry about baking yourself for hours. Research further showed it only takes 30 minutes in two weeks to enhance your bedroom performance. 

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There’s one group of people for whom sun exposure isn’t a great idea—redheads. 

There’s good news for the gingers out there, though: the same genes that cause fair skin and a copper top also help redheads produce their own vitamin D

But whatever your hair color, it’s good to know that getting more D in your life is as easy and enjoyable as going to the beach for an hour or two.