3. Physical attractiveness is based on what people know about you. How people perceive your physical beauty is also influenced by your personality traits. A study conducted in 2007 concluded that people will change how they rate a person's attractiveness based on learning about the person's positive or negative personality traits. If a person was kind, caring, smart or funny, his/her rating of attractiveness increased. If the rater learned the person was untrustworthy, mean or materialistic, his/her physical beauty scores decreased.
4. Sex puts you in a good mood. The act of sex releases brain chemicals called dopamine and oxytocin. These powerful chemicals trigger the brain's reward center to improve your mood and make you feel fantastic—making them natural stress relievers. When you feel good about yourself, your inner beauty shines through to others and you become more attractive.
5. Sex helps you stay fit. It keeps your pelvic floor muscles firm and strong, and also works your core. Also, core muscles are essential to good posture. Keeping your body fit improves your physical appearance and decreases your chances of getting sick. Several studies have shown that sex can decrease your chances of getting certain types of cancer or having heart disease.
6. Sex reduces stress and allows you to get better sleep and rest. When you are rested and stress free, it is easy to feel good about yourself and feel attractive inside and out. Good sleep restores cells in your body giving you beautiful skin and hair, and reducing bags and dark circles under your eyes. Try this exercise: pay attention to your feelings the next time you are around someone who is tired and stressed out. What do you feel? Are you repelled by him/her or attracted to him/her? Then, hang out with someone who is well-rested and stress-free. Whom are you more attracted to? To be more attractive, be the person you would want to hang out with.
The better you feel about yourself the more your beauty shines through. If you accept yourself for who you are and that you are enough, you model self-care for others. You don't have to be physically perfect to be beautiful. All you need is to like yourself and have the courage to be open-hearted with others. Your true beauty will shine through for all to see.