Everybody knows that sex can affect almost every part of you. It can make you feel happy and less stressed, it can help you burn calories, and it can even make you smarter. I know, it’s awesome. But do you know all of the random and weird ways that having sex can affect the way you look? Like, your actual physical appearance: your hair, nails, and even your skin. It sounds bizarre, but it actually makes sense. When you’re having sex, there is a whole lot of stuff happening to your body that can completely change the way you look and feel. And some of those things are actually good things.
I’m not saying you should be having sex every day in order to look good (I’m also not saying NOT to do that…you do you!) but it’s actually pretty cool to learn about all of the advantages to having sex, besides the basic ones, like being close to your partner and having an orgasm. There is a lot of stigma revolving around having a lot of sex, and it’s time that we start to let you know of all the GOOD things that can happen after you do it. So, check out these awesome ways that sex actually improves how you look, then invite your bae over for sex. Kidding (kind of).
It Makes You GlowNot in a "pregnancy glow" sort of way (hopefully). Sex helps increase blood circulation, which can make your face look brighter and give you that "I just had sex" glow that everybody loves. It will make you look super alive and awake! Image Source: iStock
It Can Prevent Dry SkinNot only does it give you a pretty glow, but sex can also help ward off evil dry skin. When you have sex, your estrogen levels rise, which can improve your skin's elasticity and help prevent dry and flakey skin. This doesn't mean you should stop moisturizing, but it's still pretty good to know! Image Source: iStock
It Can Prevent WrinklesSince you're estrogen levels rise when you're going at it with bae, it can also increase collagen production, AKA what makes your skin feel young and healthy. So, not only will sex help prevent dry skin, it can also reduce the risk of wrinkles later in life. Nice. Image Source: iStock
It Clears Your SkinYEP! You read that right. In addition to your estrogen levels rising, having sex can also help balance out your hormones, which can help fight against acne and clear up your skin. It probably won't replace your current skin regimen, but it will definitely help! Image Source: iStock
You Have Healthier HairNot only will balancing out your hormones help your skin, but it can also help keep your hair looking healthy and shiny, too. So, you can skip going to the hair salon next time you want luscious locks, and just have a quickie. It's basically the same thing! Image Source: iStock
You'll Get Stronger NailsNext time you want healthy looking nails, skip the manicure and go straight to having sex with your bae. I'm kidding, but the same hormones that help your skin hair can also help your nails strong and long. Your body is AMAZING, especially when you're having a lot of sex. Image Source: iStock
You'll Be FitOkay, this might not be true for everyone, but it's true that sex REALLY is a workout, so you are probably burning some calories while you and your bae get it on. So, don't be surprised if you feel sore the day after having sex, as you probably did work out some muscles. It's not bad though! You're going to be toned and fit AF in no time. Image Source: iStock
Which of these sex facts surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!