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How to Have Better Sex, All Year Long
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How to Have Better Sex, All Year Long

You'd rather have sex in June than January, right? Given winter’s shorter, darker days that is pretty common. But a slate of recent studies suggest ways to overcome lagging libido during the frosty months. One found that daily light-box therapy (the same treatment used for seasonal depression) boosts men’s testosterone levels and triples sexual satisfaction. A Johns Hopkins study showed that men deficient in vitamin D — another common consequence of winter’s scant sunlight exposure — were 32 percent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. The fix: Pop at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D a day. Another way to help get and maintain erections may be to load up on dark-colored berries and citrus fruits, according to British study that found men who do have 21 percent lower odds of ED.

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