Acute exercise improves physical sexual arousal in women taking antidepressants.

@article{Lorenz2012AcuteEI,
  title={Acute exercise improves physical sexual arousal in women taking antidepressants.},
  author={Tierney Ahrold Lorenz and Cindy M. Meston},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={352-61}
}
BACKGROUND Antidepressants can impair sexual arousal. Exercise increases genital arousal in healthy women, likely due to increasing sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. PURPOSE Test if exercise increases genital arousal in women taking antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which suppress SNS activity, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which suppress the SNS less. METHOD Women reporting antidepressant-related… CONTINUE READING