Advertisement

Can having an orgasm improve my looks?

When you’re making love, all kinds of age-defying, beauty-promoting events happen as three seductive hormones spill out of the brain.
  • Beta endorphin, a natural opiate produced in the hypothalamus and in the brainstem, washes all through you, contributing to that delicious high you feel. This is the same hormone that diminishes pain levels.
  • Prolactin increases give you that relaxing, tension-zapping, post-coital “ahhhhhhh.” Prolactin is a chemical messenger responsible for more than 300 functions, most of which are related in one way or another to fertility and lactation.
  • Oxytocin levels also rise, promoting feelings of affection and triggering that nurturing instinct.

Exactly how these hormones affect sexual desire, arousal, and pleasure is an active area of research, but what is known so far is that all three hormones are released during orgasm and the net effect is satisfaction and contentment. And it’s no surprise that your relaxed state of mind and body allow you to fall asleep rather quickly. Getting all sweaty has direct skin pluses, too, as it bathes your whole body in skin-softening oils, giving you that postcoitus afterglow.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

Continue Learning about Orgasm

Where are my partner's erogenous zones?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Twenty percent of people cannot identify their partner's erogenous zones. Learn more about how t...
More Answers
Why do people cry after orgasm?
Emily NagoskiEmily Nagoski
People cry with orgasms for lots of reasons, and not just with their first. Deeply loving orgasm...
More Answers
What Is an Orgasm?
What Is an Orgasm?
What Body Parts Help Women Have Orgasms?
What Body Parts Help Women Have Orgasms?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.