Benefits of sex for your skin

The Big O’s magic goes out of your mind amidst a steamy and passionate sex session. The euphoria you experience is clearly visible on your face, and the post-sex glow shines through your skin. Yes, you heard that right! A study on newlyweds published in the Association for Psychological Science’s journal Psychological Science suggests that partners undergo a sexual “afterglow” that can last up to 48 hours. Therefore, we can always agree that sex has aesthetic benefits that last longer. Incorporating mind-blowing sex regularly into your daily skin care regime is never a bad idea.

Recently, Dr. Divya, an obstetrician and gynecologist, took to her social media to explain how post-sex glow is actually a thing.

How does sex benefit your skin?

Sex has amazing effects on your skin, giving you a glowing after-glow. Divya explains that when things are heating up, your body tends to cool down due to the release of oxytocin (the love hormone). It also helps in reducing your stress level.

Stress is known to increase the number of irritating skin problems and can make you break out more. In short, oxytocin helps you feel calmer with dopamine, the happy hormone. In addition, regular sexual activity releases large amounts of estrogen, which prevents collagen depletion and helps prevent aging. It also keeps your skin moist and looks plump and soft.

She further explains the flashes that occur immediately after sex and says that when things are steaming, it increases the rate of blood flow as well as blood circulation, and your blood vessels dilate. This results in more blood flowing through your skin, giving you a natural blush. Plus, with more oxygen getting into your skin, it instantly starts glowing.

So, adding partner sex or self-pleasure to your skincare routine is never a bad idea! Since your orgasm does not involve the use of fancy creams and lotions, it is an inexpensive way to reap all the benefits for your mind and skin.

What does this sexual afterglow say about your relationship?

It is an undeniable fact that sex is an important aspect of any romantic relationship. Sex is known to increase romantic intimacy between two partners. Plus, the longer your afterglow lasts, the more marital satisfaction a couple will experience. The afterglow has a positive effect on satisfaction and helps keep the relationship intact.

Benefits of sex for your skin
Benefits of sex for your skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Other benefits of sex

Scroll down to know the benefits of having sex go beyond natural glow:

your hair grows

In addition to enhancing the beauty of your skin, the rush of estrogen keeps your hair in the growing phase, giving you those shiny locks. Most pregnant women have benefited from regular sex and have thick and full hair.

Increases your confidence level

Indulging in self-pleasure with your naked body can boost your confidence and make it easier to enjoy sex too. Taking conscious time to spend with your body can support sexual self-esteem and confidence.

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