You don't need a reason to smile. But if you want one, here are seven.
Smiling boosts your mood and can also make others feel more relaxed around you. It's been shown to boost the immune system, relieve headaches and migraines, and even improve heart health by lowering blood pressure.
New research shows smiling can even help your sex life! A happy person is seen as more attractive than a grouchy one, so get that pearly white grin ready for when you're on the prowl because studies show people who smile have 25% higher chances of getting lucky! Go ahead and post those selfies—just be sure to smile in them too!
Seven Ways Smiling Can Improve Your Sex Life:
- Smiling boosts your mood and energy levels by releasing endorphins, which in turn regulate the release of vital sex hormones.
- Smiling can improve heart health and lower blood pressure, giving you more stamina for the things that matter most.
- Smiling helps you get along better with other people.
- Smiling makes you look younger.
- Smiling makes you appear more confident and successful.
- Smiling helps you maintain a healthy weight.
- Smiling is contagious.
Smiling Releases Endorphins
Endorphins are the body’s natural opioids and have a reputation for pain reduction, enhancing excitement or satisfaction, boosting confidence, enabling control of emotions and generating feelings of euphoria. There is also evidence suggesting the role of endorphins in sexuality (including sexual function and sexual behaviours), as they may regulate the release of sex hormones, prolactin and growth hormone, which are involved in sexual function and love.
TL;DR - smiling can increase sex drive and improve sex appeal.
Smiling Improves Heart Health
Smiling, and laughter in particular, could have a beneficial impact on your blood pressure and heart health. Laughter increases oxygen consumption. After you laugh your muscles relax, your heart rate decreases and your blood pressure is lowered. A healthy heart means better endurance and more stamina for the things that matter most.
Smiling Is Good For Relationships
It's a fact: Smiling makes you more likeable. A simple smile is like a feedback loop, conveying a sense of positive emotions towards another person. Think about it. If you perceive that someone likes you, you instantly have more positive feelings towards them in return. Regardless of any other factors. A smile can cut through negative energy like a knife and elevate the overall mood. Moreover, it will make you appear less threatening or closed off.
Smiling Makes You Look Younger
Smiling makes wrinkles less noticeable and boosts collagen production, making you appear younger. In fact, there is an entire movement dedicated to facial yoga for a youthful appearance. Many people even swear by these face exercises over botox and fillers. Regardless of how seriously you take this movement, the truth is undeniable. Smiling has real age-defying physiological effects and conveys a youthful energy that most people find magnetic.
Smiling Improves Confidence
Studies show that people who smile regularly appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and are more likely to be approached.
While smiling makes you more confident, having confidence in your smile makes you want to smile more! It’s common to see bright white smiles in magazine ads and in television and movies, and it’s hard to feel excited to show off your smile if it doesn’t look like anything like those. Don't just hide your smile because you’re not happy about the way your teeth look. Do something about it!
Smiles are the universal way to show to others that you’re happy, confident, friendly and approachable. Just one smile can improve your mood, as well as someone else’s, instantly!
Smiling Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight
Because smiling improves mood, energy and heart health, it also makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Think about it. When you are tired, sad or stuck in a rut of self-pity, what do you do? If you're like most of us, you reach for the pint of ice cream and the Netflix remote. Smiling is a powerful antidote against this dangerous rut. The next time you find yourself overcome with lethargy, think about what you are grateful for and say it outloud while smiling. The effect is immediate. You will feel more energy and drive to be physically active.
Smiling is Contagious
Luckily for us, smiling is even more contagious than the coronavirus. Put that to the test and flash those pearly whites next time you're confronted with a surly face. More likely than not, you will receive a smile in return. Just make sure yours is genuine and heartfelt.
A study evaluating the top factors of sexual attraction found that women value a sense of humor and a partner's ability to make them laugh, over any one physical trait. So even if you don't have the stamina, the youth, or the healthy weight, there is still hope for you lads, as long as you smile.