[How does summer affect sexual desire?]

Duodecim. 2013;129(13):1375-8.
[Article in Finnish]


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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Libido*
  • Male
  • Seasons*
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sunlight*