Sex Won't Give You A Big Butt + Other Myths About Women's Bodies

Sex Won't Give You A Big Butt + Other Myths About Women's Bodies

Since the beginning of patriarchal time, men have policed women's voices, rights, bodies, and sexual identities.

You can imagine of course, that there have been many false belief systems that even some women still subscribe to. This piece will address and debunk five of the major misconceptions about the female form and psyche.

Sex Doesn't Give You Junk in The Trunk

The booty biologically does not get larger by hitting it from the back. Doing it doggy style, anal sex, or any other way for that matter, does as much for your butt, as sitting on your built-in cushion during your car drive to work. While consistent sex can help tone some muscles in your body, no one can actually exert enough energy, and have enough sex to overwhelmingly, and noticeably increase the size of your buttocks.

What does influence the gaining of weight biologically on the human body is hormones. While sex does increase the release of hormones, dopamine, and oxytocin in the body, after the deed is done, they subside.

According to Vice's article, "How Your Sex Life Affects Your Butt Size," the writer gets expert advice from Dr. Charlotte Wilken-Jensen, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hvidovre Hospital in Hvidovre, Denmark, who says: "Sex doesn't stimulate any long-term hormones in the body, so it wouldn't make sense to think that your butt would get bigger because of sex…Estrogen is what would stimulate your butt to increase in size or change your body composition, and there is no legitimate proof that having sex releases enough estrogen to affect your body in that way."

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Better Off Braless: The Benefits Of Not Wearing A Bra More Often

Somewhere between the start of the pandemic and entering the late stages of my 20s, bras become less and less of a priority.

Within that span of time, I, like most of the world, spent my days inhabiting my small bubble, staying in the house with loose-fitting loungewear, and being on Zoom calls that only required me to be presentable from the neck up. So as the demand to have my breasts at their perkiest form, so did my commitment to wearing bras.