r/todayilearned 6d ago I'll Drink to That 1 Wholesome 2 Helpful 6

TIL that exposure to UV light increases sex drive

https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(21)01013-5
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u/Last-Initial3927 6d ago

A lot of animals are seasonally reproductive with some evidence that this is based on light. I don’t think there’s much evidence for humans being seasonally reproductive. It’s been awhile since I really looked into it so someone help me out here if I’m wrong.

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u/vDataScience 5d ago edited 5d ago

Male Testosterone levels are seasonal. In extreme climates places with extreme day night cycles like Norway, it will peak twice around December and March. Further south it peaks in November and troughs in April.

I never found any about the southern hemisphere, in so far as human data. But I was reading about some rodents they exposed in groups to a northern vs southern solar cycle. Their cycles were similar to humans and their cycles ended up being the opposite of each other.

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u/LucasRuby 5d ago

So November is gainvember?

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u/vDataScience 5d ago

Thanksgiving is just an opportunity to bulk.

And November 7th was the start of the Swoletariat Revolution.

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u/themaskmomin 5d ago

They really put nnn in the month where testosterone peaks and except us to complete it

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u/LukariBRo 5d ago

This realization is the funniest thing I've heard in a long while. Most people I know can't go a month without sex or masturbation, and the almost jokingly formed challenge of NNN ended up being on one of two most difficult possible months out of the twelve.

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u/explainThatToMe 5d ago

Southern hemisphere human here to contribute. High sex drive year round, too bad my wife has a northern hemisphere sex drive.

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u/Steampipemagoo 5d ago

Im also a Southern Hemisphere human . I think we have the same wife

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u/Azusanga 5d ago

They're not. People conceive more kids during winter because a.) It's cold outside, snuggles lead to things b.) It's cold outside, you're indoors a lot more c.) It's not hot outside, which makes the exercise and heat produced pleasant vs unbearable d.) Dick in a box

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u/JoeyDawsonJenPacey 5d ago

Weird. I want sex less in winter because I don’t want to take my clothes off because it’s too cold.

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u/Spoda_Emcalt 5d ago

Try sex indoors.

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u/Oligarch-Enthusiast 5d ago

Where I keep all of my stuff? Are you insane??

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u/Obi-WanLebowski 6d ago

The most popular birthdays are in September.

People fuck a lot during the Christmas-> New Year stretch.

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u/CutterJohn 5d ago

Is it reversed in the southern hemisphere?

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u/MiscWanderer 5d ago

Not in New Zealand, as far as I'm aware. September is still the most popular birth month. Mind you, our annual holidays are over Christmas new years, so that's probably playing a part.

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u/ess_tee_you 5d ago

Ah, so eggnog is the true aphrodisiac!

Edit: or just alcohol

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u/Azusanga 5d ago

That's got nothing to do with people being more fertile during the winter, and everything to do with being cooped inside. Plus, trying to fuck around when it's 85°F in your bedroom and you're dripping sweat in your partners face isn't really great for orgasm

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u/cmander_7688 5d ago

Don't kink shame me

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u/KingOfCorneria 5d ago

August, not September, based on the latest info from the government

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u/RadiantZote 5d ago

Me and sibiling both born late August, same day 🤔

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u/royal_bambi 5d ago

Ah yes, your parents' annual scheduled sex day.

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u/Functionally_Drunk 5d ago

When's your dad's birthday?

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u/cybergeek11235 5d ago

congrats, you're both thanksgiving presents 😁

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u/FellowConspirator 6d ago

Well, at least I have nice skin for my age, so I've got that going for me.

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u/BNLforever 6d ago

Yeah I get compliments on mine. "Thanks it's the lack of sunlight"

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u/yakimawashington 6d ago

"...and sex drive"

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u/BNLforever 6d ago

I don't even want to think about how much more revved up my sex drive would be jacked up on sunlight...

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u/HoldMyWater 6d ago

Sunlight: not even once!

Just say no!

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u/BNLforever 5d ago

It's a gateway radiation

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u/awhatname 5d ago

I crave star damage!

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u/1Dive1Breath 5d ago

This does explain why I (lifetime lifeguard) love summer. I can confirm drive is way up this time of year (northern hemisphere).

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u/Baron_of_Berlin 5d ago

Nothing to do with seasonal clothing changes (decreasing coverage) among beach goers? 😅

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u/HelenAngel 6d ago

I avoid the sun like the plague but have an extremely high sex drive. At this point if it got any worse, I would have a sex addiction.

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u/theecommunist 6d ago

You're like some kinda sex vampire

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u/Diakasai 5d ago

Succubus?

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u/WolfsLairAbyss 5d ago

Fuccubus

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u/bonafacio_rio_rojas 5d ago

The perfume porno vampire

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u/M3_- 5d ago

This thread devolved so fast

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u/HelenAngel 5d ago

It’s already a running joke that I’m a vampire. I’ll take it. I don’t suck blood, I suck… other things. 🤣

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u/awaregarurumon 5d ago

You need to have sex to have a sex addiction, you'll be safe. I'd worry about a porn addiction!

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u/BlancheCHAS 5d ago

“Working a desk job does WONDERS for the skin.”

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u/Strickens 6d ago

People always are surprised when I tell them my age because I look young for my age, and when they ask me what my secret is I'm like "not going in the sun".

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u/MahnaMahnaDoDo 5d ago

Next time cut to the chase. “Thanks, my skin is great, but I don’t have sex as a result.”

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u/EmptyBuildings 6d ago

Gunga galunga.

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u/sooprvylyn 5d ago

On your deathbed you will recieve total consciousness.

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u/justthrowdiscs 5d ago

Big hitter, the Lama

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u/macsare1 6d ago

And here we thought it was just cause we got tan and good looking, or ran around in swimwear.

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u/julia_joy 6d ago edited 6d ago

I guess getting tan may serve as a cue to the opposite sex. In the study, the females that received UVB light were perceived as more attractive by the males. Kind of like "mmm, that girl is tanned, maybe she's down to have a little fun". Of course this all happens subconsciously. You don't actually THINK that, but you act on it.

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u/Ok-Papaya-3490 6d ago

Well more interestingly, "receptiveness toward males" increased as well

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u/km20 6d ago

I’d guess it’s also because they’re tanner, people are receptive to a lot of things when they’re feeling more confident and hotter.

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u/princessParking 6d ago

Yeah my sex drive is nearly entirely tied to my confidence

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u/dingman58 6d ago

The largest sex organ is the brain after all

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u/Numba2thrilla 5d ago

Speak for yourself, mines my ass

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u/AmNotSatan 5d ago

My largest sex organ is my sex organ. It's a Wurlitzer

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u/xtreampb 6d ago

I think these people may be more social and outgoing to begin with

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u/km20 6d ago

Probably true but they still became more receptive than their baseline.

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u/The_Weirdest_Cunt 6d ago

in the past being pale was seen as being more attractive , it only changed when most people began working indoors instead of working out in the fields

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u/alexwasashrimp 6d ago

Here in Vietnam most city girls still try to look pale. They hate the idea of tan.

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u/SwashAndBuckle 6d ago

Most of east Asia from the places I’ve observed. I’ve seen women carrying around sunbrellas trying to hide from the sun just to avoid a tan.

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u/thestoneswerestoned 5d ago

It isn't quite as extreme nowadays in India compared to Eastern Asia but the light skinned obsession applies to most of Asia, even Arab countries.

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u/Slam_Burgerthroat 5d ago edited 5d ago

I always found it ironic that everyone in Europe wants to be darker and get a tan, but then you go to the rest of the world and everyone wants to be lighter. It’s like nobody’s happy with how they look.

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u/muchawesomemyron 5d ago

More like it's a low-hanging fruit to be different from the rest. It's hard to be selected if you're the same as 1000 other people.

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u/IAmFitzRoy 5d ago edited 5d ago

There is a slight shift in places like Thailand, Japan and Taiwan, where been tanned is a reflection of having more money, more healthier lifestyle and more resources to be on the beach all the time.

As well the taste of shaped bodies have changed in the past ~10 years. Having a big ass is now the target of the majority of the woman. 10 years ago it wasn’t …

Korea was the facto trend for all Southeast Asia.., now it’s just a specific genre. Being pale and weak was sexy for many years … now it’s just a preference.

Gym culture in Thailand and Cambodia is changing all the above. Obviously Singapore is completely different due to their mix of people.

Malaysia and Indonesia (except in Bali)are at the bottom of this change due to the cultural taboo of expressing themselves physically. And Myanmar… was really evolving fast… now… it will get stuck again who knows for how long.

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u/kkaavvbb 6d ago

I’m like Irish pale. I don’t tan, I only burn. So I’m either pasty white or red.

I’ve given up the youth hood dream of being tan. But now I actively make sure I don’t get sunburns.

They also had a thing (when pale was more attractive) about blonde haired folks. Because you worked in the field all day (and got tan), hair usually got blonder - which is where the dumb blonde jokes came from because they thought the sun was frying their brains. (At least, that’s what I read years ago, lol)

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u/SwashAndBuckle 6d ago

You’re right. What’s “in style” for attractiveness usually revolves around signs of wealth. When working in the field was common, people well off enough to not have to (pale) were rated more attractive. Now rich people come back from tropical vacations and have time to leisure outside, so that’s in style.

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u/nitrohigito 6d ago

That sounds very questionable to me, the relation between complexion and attractiveness I believe is very highly tied to local culture.

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u/ambikatos 6d ago

I guess getting tan may serve as a cue to the opposite sex. In the study, the females that received UVB light were perceived as more attractive by the males.

in chickens and rats, i dont think they tan

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u/alucardou 6d ago

"Oh, so i should install UV lamps in my living room then!"

Some time later - "Wait a minute. The Sun has UV light as well, so i could technically go outside, or even open the blinds. But no. Thats not really in the cards right now, so UV lamps it is!

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u/AProspectOfSand 6d ago

Don’t get too many or you end up on a watchlist

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u/ButlerShurkbait 6d ago

Why?

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u/CadeMan011 6d ago

Weed probably

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u/Protean_Protein 6d ago

In Canada, there is low UV radiation for like 7 months of the year, and weed is legal so…

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u/topazsparrow 6d ago

People with seasonal depression often use sun lamps. My dad has one and it's actually really comforting to have on when I visit.

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u/DarthDannyBoy 5d ago

Sunlamps for seasonal depression don't emit UV. They are just of a certain color and brightness to fool your brain. Having them be UV lights would be very very bad.

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u/SongofNimrodel 5d ago

Some sunlamps emit UVB in small quantities for vitamin D production!

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u/Childofglass 6d ago

I have a full spectrum grow light- my cats like to sleep under it, can’t imagine why, lol

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u/Patiencesbest 6d ago

For asking questions. You’re on a watchlist now.

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u/DumbledoresGay69 6d ago

You never tell someone why they're on a watchlist you fool. I'm adding you to a watchlist.

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u/Ws6fiend 6d ago

I love the story of the UK police raiding a "growhouse." Turns out it was a crypto farm instead.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/uk/uk-police-bitcoin-mine-marijuana-farm-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

I mean probably one of the funniest things I've ever read. They correctly raided a place that was breaking the law (stealing electricity), but came to the wrong conclusion as to what was going on by watching the outside.

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u/bluepaintbrush 6d ago

I can only imagine the look on everyone’s faces when they opened the door and realized it didn’t reek inside lol

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u/MarcBulldog88 6d ago

It did reek, and it was dank, but instead of weed it was unwashed neckbeards.

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u/CutterJohn 5d ago

The fun part is they didn't know about the electricity theft until they raided it, so that makes it kinda not so great police work.

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u/Whiterabbit-- 6d ago

Opening blinds wont give you uv light. Windows are designed to block UV while allowing visible light to pass through. This protects furniture from degrading and prevents us from getting dun burn indoors.

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u/Kaghei 6d ago

It's says UVB, which doesn't pass through glass really at all, so a lamp and blinds seem pointless. Gotta actually go outside

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u/LordOfTheTorts 6d ago

so a lamp and blinds seem pointless

Err, they said UV lamp. Those exist, and obviously aren't pointless. They're pretty much a requirement if you keep reptiles indoors, for example. Ask me how I know...

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u/thisisyourreward 6d ago

funny, after being out in the sun I just want to nap.

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u/Winchthegreat 5d ago

According to an older reddit post, I think that's because your body gets tired from repairing injury caused by sun damage. It happens to most people

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u/FapFapFap4Freedom 6d ago

The first study cited summarizes their findings with this gem:

Ultraviolet irradiation applied with a mercury quart lamp increases the excretion of androsterone in urine... Irradiation of the scrotum and its vicinity proves to be more effective than irradiation of other parts of the skin.

So flashing your balls in the sun for 20 minutes every day is therapeutic

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u/Mad_Aeric 6d ago

I swear, if the taint tanning guys turn out to have an actual point, it's going to throw my entire worldview into question.

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u/Stevensupercutie 5d ago

LIFT HEAVY

SUN BALLS

EAT LIVER

EDGE FOR 14 HOURS STRAIGHT

ONLY DRINK BOURBON

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u/toepin 5d ago

This needs to be the lyrics sheet for a death metal band

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u/KickBallFever 5d ago

I watched a documentary about some weird hippies that would go outside (on their own properties) and sun their genitals. Like they’d go out naked and do a bunch of yoga poses with their crotches facing the sun. I guess they were on to something.

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u/Norman_Bixby 5d ago

Whew, I thought you were linking to a band. I can still claim it.

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u/alficles 5d ago

I think the most upsetting thing here is that Tucker Carlson might have accidentally given good advice about the benefits of scrotal irradiation.

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u/Pvt_Inbreastigator 5d ago

"But, officer, it's doctor's orders. It's part of my therapeutic UV irradiation."

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u/20CharacterLimitOnly 6d ago Silver Gold Wholesome hehehehe

Can confirm: I work outside every day, wife works in a windowless office.

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u/snacktonomy 6d ago Wholesome To The Stars

Dunno, man, that's not the impression I got of your wife

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u/trwwy321 6d ago

Can confirm

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u/cruzinforthetruth 6d ago

Ditto...I swung by the windowless office with the LV Raiders starting offensive line. She's definitely getting her vitamin D.

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u/thrust-johnson 6d ago

Not even the defensive line. Big chonkers on O

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u/testtubemuppetbaby 5d ago

Fat and explosive, that's how OP's wife likes 'em.

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u/Squid_Contestant_69 6d ago

I too take this guy's windowless wife

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u/BitOCrumpet 6d ago

My libido tanked absolutely with menopause, but at the exact same time as menopause came on I also moved to working in a windowless office.

Anecdote is not evidence, but my sex drive wilted like a plant with no light.

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u/AngryQuadricorn 6d ago

Imagine how dangerous some of these Neck Beards would be if they learned to go outside occasionally!!!

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u/bleunt 6d ago

Am I the only guy who has had to work hard to keep up with my partners' sex drives? Women are horny as fuck. Or maybe my twice a week or so preference is unusually low?

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u/ElectronWaveFunction 6d ago edited 6d ago

Ya, I am a weird dude. Had a crazy sex drive when I was younger, but after being with my first SO for 7 years, I suddenly just grew so bored of it. I had sex like every day for a year, a little less the other years, and I just felt sexed out. Same thing with my current SO, my wife, except this time it happened faster in 5 years like I was desensitized. Now, I am good with 2 times a week. Hell, one would be fine. I have gone 3 weeks and been fine. My wife is just so much more horny than me. She wants it every other night at least, and I am exhausted and sometimes cannot even get it up. I'm only 36. Had my testosterone checked and the doctor said it is higher than average, which doesn't make sense. No idea what's going on.

It is almost like I get bored after a while. I do recognize when I think about being with other women, it can make me horny. I would never, ever cheat on my wife though. I could easily not go without sex and just not think about it. But I don't like the implication that I can't be with the same woman, like I will inevitably grow bored with one. I don't want to be that type of man.

And my poor wife thinks she is the reason I'm not horny, and that isn't fair to her. But what do i say? Because I will look terrible if I say this is just how I get after being with someone a long time. I wish I could fix it.

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u/Tegnepinne 6d ago

As someone who works in the field of sexology; This is really, really common. Nothing to be ashamed of and probably little you can do about it other than communicate, reassure your partner and hope she's understanding and able to feel confident and attractive. It's not her, it's you, but there's nothing wrong with being you or experiencing/feeling your sexuality the way you do.

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u/ElectronWaveFunction 6d ago

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

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u/IRQL_NOT_LESS 6d ago

It sounds like you've lost the"fun" of it. Women also don't understand that foreplay for men is important too. If she's hyping me up all day I'm down. If there's no effort beforehand it falls flat. Communication is key.

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u/RadiantZote 5d ago

Gomez and Morticia probably have amazing sex constantly because they don't stop flirting with each other

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u/A_Doormat 5d ago

A loooooooot of women think men are just horny 24/7 and need no foreplay whatsoever. That all they have to say is “ok let’s have sex” and we are at full mast ready to go.

Sure when we are teenagers that’s the case but it does changes as time goes on.

Also why a lot of women when faced with a male partner that declines sex they take it personally. Like it’s completely their fault. They’re being taught that men are always horny so if they decline sex it must mean something is wrong with them. Whereas men live in a world that constantly jokes about the wife turning the husband down for sex because XYZ, jokes about not having sex because they’re married now, etc. Thus men just assume it’s normal to be rebuffed for sex constantly and it’s normal to be in a sexless marriage and women just don’t want sex as much.

Sex education really needs to be pulled from the dark ages.

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u/SkyrEnthusiast 6d ago

First off, you are not going crazy. Hornyness can absolutely be affected by neuro and other mental factors, and it's definately something you can feel as being different.

Stress, depression and other external factors can affect erection quality and mental sex drive.

Some medications has lower sex drive as a side effect. That's a thing to check.

On the other hand, some medications can increase your sex drive (or restore it). I've tried SNRI medication before (eg. welbutrin, duloxetin), and these meds makes me horny as fuck again. Like the difference between 0 days and 5 days of abstination.

Here would be my checklist:
-8 hours of consistent and good sleep (check sleep apnea)
-Daily cardio exercise and outdoor walking
-Lose weight / healthy diet
-No obvious stress signs

After that, check with a doctor. Either a neuro specialist or a urologist. Your own doctor should refer you to one of those.
Testosterone is also complicated and has more factors; again i would speak to a specialist instead of your house doctor.

About fertility rates, this is also something you could speak to a urologist about.
And there was a recent study done that showed significant fertility increase (in rabbits....) with a daily supplement of Lecithin.

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u/IpeeInclosets 6d ago

you worry alot just in this post...perhaps stress?

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u/ElectronWaveFunction 6d ago

Definitely a possibility, I have always had a bit of an anxiety issue, but nothing major.

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u/Not_That_Great 6d ago

I relate to your main post.

My increase in stress and anxiety these past 8 months has made me less happy/upbeat in general. I've found that when I'm feeling like this that I'm simply not in the mood for sex. The only fix for me is to try and improve my mental mood, though I don't know if I can get rid of the stress from work. Friggin' work, man. It's never been this stressful and unsatisfying before.

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u/ElectronWaveFunction 6d ago

We are trying to save for a home, I've been thinking about switching careers, and my wife is having trouble getting pregnant, so definitely a lot of stress. I have worked out for the last 6 months, and while it has helped, I feel more tired now. Just a bit more peaceful.

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u/Not_That_Great 6d ago

That'll do it. I'm there with ya on the trouble with pregnancy. It's not easy. And neither are those other burdens. Wishing you luck.

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u/Shadhahvar 6d ago

Sex drive is different for everyone. There are also a lot of factors that may alter your personal experience. Are you younger? Younger women tend to have higher drives. Long term or short term relationships? Women who want short term relationships will almost always fall into the higher sex drive category. Are you fit? Fit people tend to attract other fit people who tend to have higher drives. Also if you have kids with your partner kids tend to make sex drives lower for both partners due to lack of time/energy and also hormones in the first year ish after having one.

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u/TheWatchm3n 6d ago

Are you saying that it's going to get worse?

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u/2ndprize 6d ago

Yeah, but the good news is when you get old enough yours goes too so you can focus on important stuff like books about WW2 and smoking various meats

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u/ScaldingAnus 5d ago

I'm 30, what happened to me?

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u/asianApostate 6d ago

Just had a kid a few months ago. What was sex again?

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u/Chief_Givesnofucks 6d ago

Oh man, hang in there buddy. You’ll get it again. It will be more covert than the Seal team mission to get Bin Laden but it’ll happen again.

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u/AMBARBARIAN 5d ago

Buddy. My kids is 7 weeks old. I think I'm losing my mind. Between the crying, the feeding, the lack of sleep, no booze (I can't be so irresponsible that I'll get drunk and leave my wife to fight the battle alone), and no sex.... Well I'm not doing well mentally.

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u/RegularNormalAdult 5d ago

It does get better, I promise, just hang in there.

I swear new parents are the most in need of an "It Gets Better" project.

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u/Chief_Givesnofucks 5d ago edited 5d ago

Yup, I was just like the guy above for AT LEAST the first year of my daughters life, her hardly sleeping. Then she FINALLY got sleeping well and on her own in her own room…until around 2-2 and a half. Then she wound up co-sleeping with us until almost 6 years old on most nights. I DO NOT miss those days.

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u/DisabledHarlot 5d ago

Ah yes, the couch sex years.

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u/bitches_love_brie 6d ago

Assuming you follow the typical routine of getting older, out of shape, and having kids with a long time partner...yes.

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u/nownowthethetalktalk 6d ago

From my experience when they hit 45 there's a whole new level but you might not be part of it.

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u/IRQL_NOT_LESS 6d ago

In my experience older women have higher sex drives.

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u/noepicadventureshere 6d ago

I have a higher sex drive than my husband and we're working on it. I'm working on being less demanding and not taking rejection personally, and he's working on giving more physical affection overall and initiating if he's even remotely in the mood.

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u/SnatchAddict 6d ago

She's late 30s and I'm late 40s. My preference is every day. Her preference is once to twice a week. We usually end up somewhere in the middle.

It actually increased now that we both work from home and we're not getting cockblocked by our school aged child during the day.

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u/LLCoolJD 6d ago

Thanks for the insight, although we could have divined your sex drive from your username.

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u/morbiskhan 6d ago

He's actually a kleptomaniac with a penchant for Guy Ritchie flims starring Brad Pitt as bare-knuckled boxers

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u/Severe_Airport1426 6d ago

This comment made me sad

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u/lastfirstname1 5d ago

Nice try, skin cancer.

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u/StripeyButt 6d ago

So you're saying vit. D increases sex drive?

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u/FudgeHyena 6d ago Silver

Vitamin D’s nuts

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u/otterbot97 6d ago

got ‘em

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u/LummoxJR 6d ago

Nice.

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u/SurfintheThreads 6d ago

Touch grass, get ass

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u/AnomalousBean 5d ago

Read the article. It's not about Vitamin D.

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u/Hayaguaenelvaso 6d ago

What can't vitamin D do?

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u/_chanandler_bong 6d ago

Instructions unclear; wife is sunburned and refuses touch.

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u/pinkfluidonthewall 6d ago Take My Energy

"She's UV-Lighting."

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u/julia_joy 6d ago

Guys! It's important to remember that UVB rays can cause skin cancer. The key here is sensible sun exposure. If it's summertime, 15 minutes in the sun is enough!

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u/2occupantsandababy 6d ago

15 minutes of summer sun is enough to burn me. I'm fucked. Or rather, preferentially unfucked.

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u/No_Neighborhood_8027 5d ago

Great now that my husband read this I'm going to wake up with him shining a uv light on me asking if I'm in the mood yet.

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u/babetech 5d ago

She needs the (vitamin) D

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u/Neoxite23 6d ago

I dunno. Vampires seem to be REALLY horny.

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u/Fuzzy974 6d ago

Yeah they like to suck strangers every nights.

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u/lc4444 6d ago

It is due to production of the peptide melanocyte-stimulating hormone. This is a direct biological effect rather than the cultural idea of a tan looking sexier.

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u/Schwabster 6d ago

I’m already a horn dog as a pale manlet that is inside 95% of the time, so pretty sure this means I need to continue to keep it that way or else a horny horror would be unleashed on the world.

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u/DynamicHunter 6d ago

So pretty much being in the sun a bit each day is good in about billion different ways for you. Go outside guys, even if it’s a 10 minute walk. ESPECIALLY if you work from home like I do and stay inside

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u/beepborpimajorp 5d ago

Yep. I WFH and started tending to my backyard to attract songbirds/bees/etc. It's like 15-20 minutes of work per day (usually my lunch break) filling feeders/cleaning bird baths but hey, apparently that's all you need AND it keeps the animals happy. IDK if it's the vitamin D or just being able to see my work have a real effect on my local environment but it's definitely kept my stress levels down during an extremely stressful time.

Now if only birdseed wasn't so damned expensive...

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u/warriorofinternets 6d ago

Are we sure it’s not just a correlation with UV exposure and frequency of bikinis and sundresses?

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u/FaeShenanigans 6d ago Table Slap

They tried to test that but they couldn't get the mice to stay in the sundresses

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u/gizamo 6d ago

Nice to hear the bikinis stayed on properly.

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u/globalcrown755 6d ago

The study referenced studied the actual molecular mechanism by which this may work

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u/warriorofinternets 6d ago

Look at this fancy pants who reads the articles and doesn’t just post pithy comments.

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u/locallaowai 5d ago

Look at this fancy pants who uses "pithy" in a sentence!

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u/Morgothic 5d ago

The existence of sun dresses definitely increase my sex drive

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u/lazy-dude 6d ago

Cannot confirm.

Working in the Louisiana heat all day from sun up to sun down makes me just so exhausted, that I just want to shower and go to bed.

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u/julia_joy 6d ago

Maybe that explains why sun-kissed skin is considered attractive. Also, tan lines.

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u/Igotalotofducks 6d ago Silver

Tan lines are my kryptonite

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u/Paltheos 6d ago

Nah, that's a matter of taste. I prefer non-tanned myself.

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u/THofTheShire 6d ago

It's also cultural. Light skin used to be considered beautiful when the working class were the ones who had to be out in the sun.

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u/Revolyze 6d ago

and still is the case that light skin is preferred in Asia for those reasons.

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u/Squid_Contestant_69 6d ago

Places where most people are dark, light skin is preferable

Places where most people are fair, tan is preferable

Women with straight hair curl their hair on special occasions

Women with curly hair straighten their on special occasions

People spend more money on jeans that are ripped in all directions

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u/DefinitelyNotMasterS 6d ago

People spend more money on jeans that are ripped in all directions

Why is this on the list?

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u/Squid_Contestant_69 6d ago

Rich people trying to look poor

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u/gandyman6991 6d ago

Poor people cosplay lmao

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u/se2202 6d ago

I used to have a job where I saw a lot of people along with their IDs which had their ages. Getting tanned definitely makes your skin look a lot worse and makes you look older.

I also know a few older people who tanned all of the time and their skin looks awful and they've dealt with skin cancer. One of them told me to stay out of the sun when its hot because he didn't know any better. Still strange that so many people still tan when information about its negative effects is more widely available.

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u/julia_joy 6d ago

I think sensible sun exposure is key. If it's summertime, 15 minutes is enough.

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u/se2202 6d ago

Yeah my mom doesn't really spend much time outside besides going on a daily walk. People have commented how she looks so young for her age.

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u/12void 6d ago

With the amount of sunlight that I get I should be a super charged version of Charley Sheen, yet all I have to show for it is skin like a lizard.

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u/DorkGlitch 6d ago

I clicked the link, i read it, i did my own search... i still cannot believe this...

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u/ironroad18 6d ago

"So anyway, I walked outside and just started humping."

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u/ShorteagleFTW 6d ago

GodDAYUM that tree is curvy

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u/TheRealDirtyTurkey 6d ago

it has a nice bush too

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u/P4ULUS 6d ago

It’s long been known in the bodybuilding and fitness community that sun exposure increase testosterone and sex drive since the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Venice beach/cali muscle etc.

I’m sure there have been other studies on this to back it up because the story is very old at this point

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u/KakkaKarrot 6d ago edited 5d ago

Yeah but is it to a point that's even significant? Because the fitness community is littered with absolute bioscience broscience

Edit: autocorrect is a bitch

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u/Fetlocks_Glistening 6d ago

TIL female mice are more attractive in the sun

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u/DMAN591 5d ago

It's anecdotal, but just about every mouse I've seen and thought to myself "Hey, that's a fine lookin mouse mhmm" has been in the sun. But that might just be because the ones that aren't in the sun are harder to see.

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u/FluffyDoomPatrol 6d ago

Hold on, how come goths are kinky af?

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u/ReflectiveRed 6d ago

Exposure to UV dark.

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u/Kaerrot 6d ago

Man… being in the heat makes me miserable. Being gross and sweaty isn’t the biggest turn on either 😂

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