The magic of the BIG O amidst steamy and passionate sex sessions goes beyond your mind. The euphoria you experience is quite visible on your face, and the after-sex glow radiates brightly from your skin. Yes, you heard that right! A study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, on newlyweds reveals that partners undergo a sexual “afterglow” that can last for up to 48 hours. So, we can invariably agree that sex has beautifying benefits that stick around for long. It’s not a bad idea to include regular mind-blowing sex in your everyday skincare regime (pun intended).
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 does wonders to your skin, giving you a bright afterglow. Dr Divya explains that when things are getting heated up, your body starts calming down because of the release of oxytocin (the love hormone). It also helps reduce your stress levels.
Stress is known to aggravate oh-so-annoying skin issues and can cause you to break out more. In short, oxytocin does help you feel calmer along with dopamine, the happy hormone. Also, regular sexual activity releases a large amount of oestrogen, which prevents collagen depletion and helps in anti-ageing. It also keeps your skin moist and looking plump and soft.
She further explains the instant glow immediately after sex and says that when things are getting steamy, it increases blood circulation along with the rate of blood flow, and your blood vessels get dilated. That results in more blood rushing to your skin, giving you a natural blush. Moreover, with more oxygen going to your skin, it tends to glow instantly.
So, it isn’t a bad idea to include partnered sex or self-pleasure in your skincare routine! Since your orgasm doesn’t 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. Also, the longer your afterglow lasts, the more marital satisfaction a couple tends to experience. The afterglow has a positive influence on satisfaction and helps in keeping the relationship intact.
Other benefits of sex
The benefits of having sex go beyond a natural glow, scroll down to find out:
Makes your hair grow
Besides accentuating the beauty of your skin, the oestrogen rush keeps your hair in the growing phase, giving you those lustrous locks. Most pregnant women have benefited from regular sex and got thicker and fuller hair.
Boosts your confidence levels
Indulging in self-pleasures with your naked body can increase your confidence and also makes it easier to enjoy sex. Taking out conscious time to spend with your body can support sexual self-esteem and confidence.