Why does our libido increase during summer months?

As the temperatures rise up, so does our friskiness and sex drive, but have we ever wondered why is that happening? Besides logical things, such as more active socialisation during warmer months, there are actual physical and scientific reasons that explain our increased libido during warmer weather surge.  

Glorious sunshine that we get during summer stimulates extra release of serotonin and dopamine, which are two of the most vital neurochemicals in our brain that are essential to a healthy sex drive. Viewing sunlight stimulates around a 50% increase in circulating cortisol, epinephrine and dopamine. These result in healthy increases in energy, immune system and overall mood. That additional Vitamin D that we get thanks to the sun during summer months is vital for our nervous and muscular functions, which helps us feel relaxed, whilst at the same time having that essential energy in our mind and body.  It also increases production of oestrogen and testosterone, which drastically accelerates the sex drive. 

But unfortunately, not all of us have the chance to live in sunny places and some of us simply don’t enjoy or physically can’t be in the sun so the questions would be, are there other natural ways to keep the same libido levels up? 

Thankfully there are natural sources from plants and vegan foods that can help with that. Mushrooms are known to be a great natural and vegan option for the ones wanting to get vitamin D from foods. 

Slightly less known, but a very unique natural source of vitamin D is nettle. Nettle also includes vitamins A, C, E, K and B vitamins, as well as protein, calcium, magnesium and potassium and truly is quite a special plant that is often overlooked for natural and vegan nutrition options.  

Since there is a direct link between a healthy sex drive and serotonin and dopamine levels, which are responsible for our feel-good and euphoria-like state, taking natural aids rich in mood-enhancing and uplifting effects can have an amazing effect on our libido levels. 

Damiana is well known for its mood-boosting and desire-evoking properties and has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac. One of the active components of this herb is thymol, which is a compound responsible for Damiana's stimulating effects on the mind and body. 

Also Saffron and Blue Lotus and herbs beloved by Sono due to their warm energies and boosting sex drive properties. The blue lotus is a truly unique flower with mythical origins and with roots in an Egyptian story of continuous rebirth and renewal. 

Combining some of those natural sources, for example, mixing damiana and blue lotus will make the perfect sensual boost for summertime and any other time when you need a little extra perk up. 

Sono products to naturally increase sexual drive 

Sono has a selection of sensual natural herbal smokes that are intended to increase sex drive and stimulate dopamine senses. Here we have a selection of products with the best herbs for increased natural sex boosters. 


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