It’s probably not the first time you’ve heard that sex is one of the secrets to having radiant, flawless skin. Well, you’ll be glad to know that this is not a misconception! Sex will truly make your skin glow from within.
Now those of you who are born with a vagina will know that getting an orgasm is not as easy as it is for our counterparts. However, reaching the climax and letting go of all that built up pressure has phenomenal benefits on our body, mind, and soul.
The most important benefits of having orgasms
There are a plethora of positive effects that orgasm have, and among the many are: calming of anxiety, combating insomnia, weight-loss, and best of all—improving the quality of your skin.
No, this is not an urban legend. A 2009 study at the University of Michigan found that an orgasm raises the levels of oestrogen in your body. This hormone is in charge of making the skin look healthy and it prevents the ageing of skin! Furthermore, the skin is enriched with oxygen which is essential to build collagen. Skin specialist Dr Amoha Bhatia tells Indian Express:
When we orgasm, there is a rush of blood supply to the skin which makes it glow. This is because there is a sudden supply of oxygen, which further helps the skin to build collagen.
The secret weapon against acne
Not only does it fight against ageing, it’s also one way you could reduce your acne. This is because orgasms reduce cortisol levels, and this hormone—aka the stress hormone—has been linked to inflammation. Dr Bhatia adds:
Orgasms are known to decrease stress levels which, in turn, decrease inflammation in the body. Also, they are known to make one feel happy, which then reflects on the skin as it is believed that skin is a reflection of your mind