You’ve probably heard countless "scientific" ways to become better at sex. You know, how you should “toke up before sex to increase sensitivity,” or “communicate, communicate, communicate,” or “stick a finger in her butt.” Things like that.
While all those methods are tried and true, we’re here today to tell you about one more foolproof way to be better in bed: turn on the lights!
Yeah, we know, you’ve been primed to think that turning off the lights is the right way to woo and romance a woman in the boudoir, but turns out that doing just the opposite has some stellar effects on your sexual performance, too. And no, it’s not because having the lights on lets you see all the action, even though it helps.
According to a new study, exposure to light, particularly bright lights, boosts testosterone, and can triple sexual satisfaction. Triple?? 3X harder boners, 3X better orgasms, 3X better everything? Yes please!
In the study, researchers from the University of Siena in Italy recruited 38 men with low libidos, and had half of them sit in a room with a bright light for 30 minutes daily, for two weeks.
At the end of the two weeks, the men who had light exposure treatment had significantly higher levels of testosterone, and reported higher levels sexual satisfaction.
“The increased levels of testosterone explain the greater reported sexual satisfaction,” Lead researcher Dr. Andrea Fagiolini said in the report.
“In the northern hemisphere, the body’s testosterone production naturally declines from November through April, and then rises steadily through the spring and summer with a peak in October. You see the effect of this in reproductive rates, with the month of June showing the highest rate of conception. The use of the light box really mimics what nature does.”
Yeah, science! So, if you feel your sex drive taking a nosedive in the dreary winter months, just buy some really, really bright lightbulbs, screw them in, and sit under them for half an hour. Then, bring your lady under those lights and have some well-lit, triple-satisfaction sex.
As Rihanna says in that one Kanye song: