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[How does summer affect sexual desire?]

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Sexual desire involves many different things such as sexual thoughts and images, excitement, expectation and orgasm. Mood has a strong association with sexual desire. Fatigue and depression in particular cause lack of sexual desire. By affecting the state of alertness and energy in humans, sunlight may increase sexual activity.

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... The studies that investigated the effects of seasons and air temperature on sexual behaviors have suggested that sexual behavior differences between summer and winter may be due to the changes in living comfort caused by the change in air temperature or the effects of cloudy versus clear weather on human psychology. In short, our mood, which is affected by environmental or seasonal changes, has an important effect on our sexual desire and behavior [2,3]. ...
... They suggest considering cold seasons in the evaluation of testosterone levels, sexual status and social or cultural factors of the patients. On the other hand, Kontula et al. suggested that increasing daylight in the summer can increase sexual activity [3]. Moskovic et al. did not find a seasonal change in free and total testosterone levels [21]. ...
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Introduction Mammals' sexual functions exhibit seasonal variations that have been attributed to changes in the daylight. In this study, taking into consideration endocrine and psychogenic status, we aimed to investigate whether human males experience changes in erectile functions and sexual desire depending on daylight periods and seasons, and whether periodicity exists in human sexual behavior. Materials and methods International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and psychiatric scale scores of 221 male patients were evaluated. In addition, hormonal parameters of the patients were examined. These data were first evaluated in two groups (summer and winter) according to local daylight amounts the participants received. Then IIEF scores were also analyzed according to four conventional seasons (winter, spring, summer, and autumn). Results There was no significant difference in laboratory data, psychiatric scale scores and IIEF evaluations between summer and winter groups. Moreover, no significant difference was found in terms of sexual desire and erectile functions in terms of four seasons (p > 0.05). Conclusion According to the results of this study, there is no periodicity in human sexual functions both in relation to daylight and four seasons.
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