Frequent sex can help you look years younger

Forget the expensive skin care creams, procedures and facials, a more natural approach to looking younger – and more fun – is out there.  Just because we grow older doesn’t mean our youthful good looks have to fade.  In fact, one way to hang on to the fountain of youth (or discover it) begins in the bedroom.  Sex appears to be that fountain of youth and the real secret to a youthful appearance.

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Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant clinical psychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, found those who engaged in regular sex look five to seven years younger than people of the same age. 

Dr. Weeks spent 10 years interviewing thousands of men and women on the frequency of their sex life.  Participants between the ages of 40 and 50 who reported having sex 50% more frequently or about 2-3 times a week looked younger than those who had less frequent sex.

There are several reasons why sex may be the answer to preserving youth:

·      Sexual intercourse stimulates the release of human growth hormone making the skin look more elastic thus more youthful.

·      More sex releases anti-inflammatory molecules such as oxytocin and beta endorphins helping to repair damaged skin.

·      A romp in the hay is one of the best ways to get that youthful glow.  Sexual intercourse boosts the immune system and helps us work up a sweat clearing toxins from our skin.  Having an orgasm results in reduced tension and stress helping to relax facial muscles, possibly warding off wrinkles and giving a post-sex glow.

·      If dry skin is an issue, would you rather put on facial cream or have regular sex?  Actually don’t skip the facial cream but regular sex does wonders for getting and maintaining a dewy complexion by increasing estrogen levels staving off dryness and improving skin elasticity.

·      For those prone to acne breakouts which often occur when people are under stress or sleep deprived, they can rejoice knowing having more sex induces better sleep and a good night’s rest may help clear up acne.

·      Here’s one you may not have thought of – sex can minimize the appearance of cellulite. Sex is a workout and the more often you engage in it having orgasms means the more you move and work out your gluteus maximus – your butt - and abdominals.  Toning and tightening those areas of the body result in less appearance of cellulite plus gives you a more youthful appearance.