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.
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.
The sexcare/skincare routine
When it really comes down to it, after Smile Makers’ 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?’
From this, Smile Makers’ team 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 that we are having regular moments of pleasure positivity with ourselves and our bodies does.
A dermatologist on sexual pleasure and our skin
So, Smile Makers team asked dermatologist Dr Hadley King about the skinfluence that more time for self-loving and pleasure can have. According to her, there are three things we should know: