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The Trend Reporter recently reported on two of the biggest trends of 2021 via Well + Good. One is sex. While we think that sex should always be on-trend, we can’t help but love that the world seems to finally be wakening up to what we already knew, sexual pleasure is good for our wellbeing. It feels like we’re in the midst of a self-pleasure revolution, and we’re here at the front ready and waiting to hand you a placard. SEX IS HERE TO STAY.
The other big trend of the year? Skincare. So, we thought we’d put the two together and answer a question that comes back time and time again – can orgasms really give us better skin?
Well, firstly, let’s consider more than just orgasms! We all know that climaxing isn’t the be-all and end-all of pleasure for us vulva owners; the journey feels just as good, right?
Secondly, what if we also consider sexcare in the same way that we do skincare? Searching for the right tools, building the perfect routine, and making time for it – be it every morning and every night, or the one weekend pamper session we all look forward to.
When it really comes down to it, after all our research, it’s very much this routine – or practice – of making time for self-loving that truly contributes to better skin. The regularity of taking a break to focus on ourselves creates a domino effect of positive consequences. The more we work on our wellness, the more effective results we see. The less stressed we are, the happier our skin can be.
‘It’s like 15 minutes of just sheer bliss. And, I’ve seen how other people respond to that and, I’m like, is it because the products are working or is it because I’m having a moment of positivity with my own face?’
As we nodded along, we felt inspired – well yeah, we thought, this makes complete sense! Take this idea and put it to our question... do orgasms improve our skin? The end product doesn’t directly impact it per se, but the fact we are having regular moments of pleasure positivity with ourselves and our bodies does.
So, we asked dermatologist Dr Hadley King about the skinfluence that more time for self-loving and pleasure can have, and according to her there’s three things we should know:
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So, there we have it. It’s not in the one-off pamper sessions where we see the most results; in skincare or sexual pleasure. It’s in the routine, and time that we take to show ourselves, faces and bodies a little (or lot) of love!
It goes without saying that having an orgasm feels great, but did you know that masturbation is also good for your skin? Incorporate it into your daily skincare routine and you will begin to see the many benefits an orgasm can bring to your life. Read on for some great tips to have clear skin.
As we continue to disband our assumptions about gender and life milestones (the school, career, house, family trope), for some this questioning has rippled into their relationships too. Increasingly people are questioning how necessary monogamy – to be romantically and sexually involved with one person at a time – is for them.
Welcome to our ed talk… Here at Smile Makers we are always on the look-out for people and spaces that are breaking norms around female sexuality, just like us!