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Does turning off the lights actually contribute to us being turned on? This article is all about how light affects our bodies, our mood and by extension, our sexual experience.

  Spectrum, Wavelength, and other cool words

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Now that we have covered the effects of light on the human body, it's time to talk about color. We all know that colors are associated with various emotions, that seeing a specific color can evoke an emotional response from us. However color is not just what we see, it's how light reacts with the things that we see. Color is also the type of light being emitted from various light sources. Basically the type of light present in whatever room you’re in not only affects you physically, but emotionally as well.

So first we'll list some colors and the moods associated with them.

Red: Anger, Excitement, Energy, Activity, red is the color of love.
Orange: Energy and Enthusiasm, not quite as angry as red.
Yellow: Cheerful, Attention Getter, can be overpowering and frustrating.
Blue: Calming, Depressing, Tranquil.
Green: Easy on the eyes, Refreshing, in between blue and yellow.
Purple: Luxury, Wealth, Feminine and Romantic.

Most of these emotions are associated with a color that is seen, such as a wall, a chair or some kind of decoration. However color is not just what we see, it's how light reacts with the things that we see. Color is also the type of light being emitted from various light sources. Basically the type of light present in whatever room you’re in not only affects you physically, but emotionally as well. I think that just as important as the color of the room is the color being emitted from whatever is lighting the room.

Before we move on here are some light sources and their color temperatures:




And a real life example of color temperatures:



These images and more can be found on Wikipedia here.

So is it really a coincidence that red, the color most often associated with love, is also the color of light present or being emitted from romantic light sources e.g. Candles, Campfires, Sunrise and Sunset?

  Relating It All To Sex

So what is the best lighting for sex?

In my humble opinion it's not in a completely dark room under the covers. Especially during foreplay, when I'm fingering a girl, sometimes I like to be able to see what I'm doing. It makes it easier for me and hopefully more pleasurable for her. At least, I think multiple body shaking orgasms are pleasurable.

I think the best lighting is dimmed lights that err toward the orange/reddish end of the spectrum are best. A very low wattage incandescent light, candles, or maybe a fire in a fireplace would be ideal. They’re just enough that you can see what you’re doing, but not so much that it feels harsh and uninviting.

I hope this has proved informational and interesting.

Yours Truly,

Kevin

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Comments

this is a truly interesting article! awesome idea and well researched thankyou

09/23/2012
MRGod  

Thanks I did do a 'little' research but it comes mostly from my background in photography and personal observations.

09/24/2012
Shayla  

even though my guy loves my body, i dont like too much light. I think a small lamp or nightlight is good, and candlelight is even better. Havent had the chance to try it in front of a fireplace but that sounds extremely romantic

10/03/2012

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