Along these same lines, exercise has been shown to improve a woman’s ability to get aroused. Which makes sense: Exercise makes the body more efficient at body more efficient at pumping blood. “So when you get into a sexual situation,” says Cindy Meston, who ran the study, “the response is both quicker and more intense.” (Though it’s also possible, Meston allows, that women in better shape simply feel less self-conscious. With less attention devoted to worrying about what their body looks like, there’s more to apply to the sensations of arousal.)
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