Believe it or not, we’re here to tell you why orgasms are SO good for you. While the number one benefit of orgasm may seem obvious, there’s way more going on than just the feeling of pleasure. As if we didn’t need to give you any more reasons to reach your next climax, what if we were to tell you that orgasms have a whole host of beauty benefits, from glowing skin to healthy hair? This is the new wave of self-care.
That post-orgasm glow
That typical post-orgasm glow is so iconic that even blushers have been named after it. When we reach a climax, our heart rate and blood flow increase dramatically. The result? Fresh, flushed, glowing skin that looks just as great as you feel. Whilst your skin literally radiates from within, your cardiovascular health is also improved. What’s not to love?
Less stress, less spots
Spots are possibly our biggest beauty bugbear – they plague our complexions and often show no signs of relenting. But fear not, having an orgasm can get rid of those persistent blemishes. When experiencing an orgasm, there’s a fluctuation in many hormones and natural chemicals in our system. Oxytocin, a chemical dubbed ‘the love hormone’, is released with each orgasm and reduces the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in our bodies. Less stress means less inflammation, which also means less spots. We’re sold.
Get your beauty sleep
There’s a reason why you’re often basking in a soft, dreamy glow post-orgasm. After climaxing, our bodies release prolactin and endorphins that can make us feel super sleepy. Drifting off into a deep sleep helps our bodies to repair better, quicker, and more efficiently, resulting in healthy, happy skin. Turns out beauty sleep is the real deal.
Hydrated skin = happy skin
As well as having cardiovascular benefits, the increased blood flow experience during and after an orgasm means that a lot more water is transferred into the skin. We all know that water is the secret to your best skin, and whilst getting your 1.2 litres a day may seem sufficient, who says trying out the benefits of orgasm can’t help?
Whilst we firmly believe in aging gracefully, if that’s not your thing then the secret could be hidden within an orgasm. A surge in oestrogen during orgasm works wonders on the signs of aging. Oestrogen prevents the ever-decreasing levels of collagen in our skin, and collagen is essential in keeping skin looking plump, pillowy, and wrinkle-free. Plus, it’s way cheaper than your favourite serum.
Confidence is key
Finally, although less spots, flushed cheeks, and glowing skin sounds ideal, perhaps the biggest benefit of orgasms is the massive effect it has on your levels of confidence. The surge of endorphins and oxytocin can have a powerful effect on our moods and levels of confidence, so even if you do still have spots, irritation, and wrinkles, these shouldn’t be seen as flaws – our confidence is the biggest sign of beauty.