How To Feel Sexier Right This Minute, According To Science

For some, all it takes is a flawless blowout for them to instantly be feeling themselves. For others, it’s taking charge in a work meeting that can offer an instant self-image boost. Or maybe even donning a lace miniskirt and a pair of jet black suede over-the-knee boots can be what does it. Wondering how to feel sexier? The way to go about this obviously varies from person-to-person. Fortunately, there are a slew of tactics that have been scientifically proven to enhance your self-image.

First, let’s dive into the definition of sexy. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it means “sexually suggestive or stimulating,” or “generally attractive or interesting.” But that’s a pretty vague description if you ask me. Sexy can mean different things to different people. While for some, sexy is rooted in physical appearance, for others, it’s linked more strongly to confidence, intelligence, or another personality trait. Some say it’s an intangible thing — a certain je ne sais quoi. While many of us can appreciate having an SO or a striking stranger tell us we’re sexy, what’s truly important is feeling attractive and desirable in your own skin.

Seeking a confidence boost? Try one of these science-backed strategies to feel instantly sexier.

Break a sweat.

Alexey Kuzma/Stocksy

No surprise here: Getting consensually intimate with someone can make you feel damn good about yourself. According to a 2014 study from the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, people who had sex with a supportive partner experienced a boost in confidence, as well as their self-image.

Sometimes it’s best to give ourselves the lift we need instead of relying on someone else to provide it. Try some of the aforementioned approaches, and you should be feeling sexier in no time.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!