7 Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Sex Life
The biggies—head, heart and hormones—are in the right place. But these discoveries demonstrate how even tiny choices can play a role in the bedroom.
A Drafty Bedroom Window
Men aren't the only ones whose extremities need warming up. Women's do, too—down there, way down there. In an orgasm study at the University of Groningen, half the couples were unable to make it to climax. The problem was cold feet, literally. Once socks were offered, the success rate shot up to 80 percent. Comfort is key—and the area of the brain associated with genital sensation is right next-door to the one associated with feeling in the feet, writes Daniel Amen, MD, in his book Unleash the Power of the Female Brain.