Working Out Turns You On
Exercise can go a long way toward improving your libido, says Lori Brotto, director of the UBC Sexual Health Lab in Vancouver. “Body image, mood and physical health in general are all very important in women’s sexual desire. In fact they’re much more important than the influence of hormones.” This is because a woman’s desire is an emotional response more than a body response—when you feel good emotionally, you’re more likely to be in a sexy mood.
“When I work out, I feel confident, strong and much more interested in connecting with someone. So I find that my libido definitely goes up when I exercise,” says Carlyle Jansen, sexuality educator and founder of the Good For Her sex shop in Toronto.