Botox: Can it reduce your sexual pleasure?
New research suggests that women who get Botox may find it harder to orgasm, according to an article in The Guardian.
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Botox, cosmedically known as botulinum toxin, apparently makes it more difficult to climax due to the commonly targeted muscles restricting the ability for sexual pleasure.
The theory, according to Cardiff University, is that your ‘sex face’ might be the key to sexual pleasure!
Researchers wanted to test whether restricting muscle movement affected the ability to feel sexual pleasure.
A small sample of women were followed before and after Botox, and contrasted with 12 women who hadn’t received muscle-relaxing treatments.
- A significant drop in sexual satisfaction for the 13 women whose frown lines had been treated
- A “near significant” drop for women who had had injections for crow’s feet and frown lines.
“It’s an example of how facial muscles have a feedback effect on the way that we feel, rather than just depicting what we feel inside ourselves,” believes Dr Michael Lewis, lead researched on the study.
Do you think Botox can impact your sex life?