The Diet of Sex

There will be a lot of articles online talking about how a healthy diet can better one’s skin condition. Some of them will talk about being a herbivore or drinking lemon water to the core. But I have a special diet which significantly, yes, significantly revitalized my skin.

It’s the diet of sex.

Okay, I know, this is not something you usually find in a diet because it’s obviously not something you ingest (I know you use your mouth and you swallow but that’s for another discussion) but hear me out.

Sex is actually good for your skin.

Yes, sex.


Sex will always have its benefits; from pleasure to health, and it surely is a good way to feel good. First, it makes your skin glow. According to Dr. Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, in an article written by Katie Stanovick and StyleCaster, sex is “like other forms of exercise, increas[ing] blood flow to the skin, which will give you a brighter complexion.”. Exercise such as running and planking, can help skin care too but sex is the exercise we don’t need to monitor; we just have to do it. And besides, I know you can’t deny that you like doing it.

As said in a lot of beauty and health articles, stress plays a part in making your skin dull and dry. Now according to Ted Lain, M.D. of Sanova Dermatology, sex induces “reduction in cortisol levels, the ‘stress hormone,’ which can improve collagen production.” So basically, having sex is a workout which, not only burns calories, but also those prickly stress hormones.

Personally, sex has always been my academic interest because of the surrounding stereotypes, taboos and stigma around it. I’ve been studying various facets of it and how it can be an actual benefit to everyone. Nevertheless, the brilliant activity of sex has always given me this certain glow (which is popularly known as the ‘after-sex glow’). Of course, skin care is not the primary reason why I have to engage in a sexual intercourse with my partner, but doing it gives my skin some ‘boost’ and a feeling of revitalization.


Although, the frequency of sex in this diet is up to you. It differs from person to person, but I suggest you do it regularly. But you still have to remember the essence of sex, okay? Consent, passion and intimacy are still the top priority. Remember that you are doing it with your partner, not with a gym equipment; so make sure that it’s a mutual satisfaction. However, given the ‘slight’ chance that you don’t have a partner, try masturbating; it’s the easy alternative after all.

To set things straight, I’m not saying that you should have sex to take care of your skin. Healthy diet, exercise and proper behavior still tops the list in terms of skin care effectivity. I am just encouraging you to engage in one because it’s more than what people think it is. It’s what our body needs, not just want. And I know your skin will thank you for it.

So light up the scented candles (and the bed) to start your skin care diet. Good luck!


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