the orgasm glow (and how to get it).

06 13 19 — Science

It’s not difficult to wax lyrical about orgasms. Not only do they feel amazing, but all that oxytocin they’re injecting into your body is really good for your health.

And while we stand firm in our belief that great sex doesn’t have to culminate in an orgasm, we have to admit that the “orgasm glow” that many people tend to get in their face after climax is definitely worth coveting.

So why are orgasms so good for the skin?

First up, a good romp in the bedroom usually gets the blood pumping, which imbues the skin with a youthful glow (after all, think of how good your skin looks after exercise). What’s actually happening is that the blood vessels are dilating, which stimulates collagen production.

What’s more, the endorphins that release during orgasm also help to relieve stress, which can help reduce inflammation in the skin and make you look more rested. In fact, some dermatologists say they can tell how often someone has sex just by the way their skin glows.

Another skin-loving benefit of orgasms? They help you sleep better, which is one of the best things you can do to regenerate your skin.

And even if you don’t currently have a partner, there’s good news: orgasms from masturbation may be even more beneficial because you’re more relaxed during the process. In other words, factoring a solo-sex session into your daily skincare regimen is not only cheaper than any serum or lotion, but it will also make you feel great.