We don't always think of mornings as being the sexiest time of day there is; bed-head and morning breath kind of put a damper on being in the mood for many people. More often, especially during the busy work week, it is more convenient to do the deed at night. But scientifically, morning sex is the way to go. It can set a positive mood for the whole day because of the release of oxytocin, the spontaneity can be hot, there are data suggesting it boosts your immune system by raising your levels of IgA (an antibody that protects against infection), and testosterone levels are higher in the morning, meaning he'll last longer. All of these point to the fact that really, we should just rise and bang.
But what if your partner is less than desirable before rolling out of bed or wakes up on the wrong side of it and is definitely not in the mood for some early-morning action? Sadly, that's often the case. But it's been pointed out that if you have sex in the morning, you get to stay in bed longer, you have an excuse for looking a little disheveled, and it's convenient because you're already both in bed. Makes sense to me.
Especially if you wake up next to a girl that looks even remotely like the following 18 beautiful bed-heads, you're one lucky man. Fresh-faced and pretty, some women just look great when they first wake up, although that's not most of us. There's just something about a woman first waking, bathed in the morning light, that's so vulnerable and sweet. Here are 18 images of desirable women first thing in the morning, women who would make the sound of the alarm a sweet, sweet sound because it would mean you could see them in all their morning glory. You should be so lucky.
18 Pretty Pop Princess
Pop singing sensation Ariana Grande, who will turn 24 in June, is known for her high ponytails and big, round, doe eyes. She's also known for her fabulous selfies and other photos because she's probably one of the most photogenic people to have ever walked the planet. And that goes for any time, any place. In the above photos, for example, Ariana is in bed and looking just as hot as ever. She still wears makeup, but this is a girl who probably goes to bed and wakes up wearing fake eyelashes, so it's fair to assume that whoever sleeps next to her will wake up to her looking like this. Lucky guy. That lucky guy has been rapper Mac Miller since August 2016, but before him, Ariana's heart (and presumably, her bed) belonged to Graham Phillips, Jai Brooks, Nathan Sykes, Big Sean, and Ricky Alvarez.
17 Queen of the Bedroom Selfie, Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk looks like she's the queen of the bedroom selfie, and there are no complaints here! The Russian beauty looks hot no matter where she goes or what she does, and it's impressive that she can look just as gorgeous in bed as she can posing in some seriously scandalous bikinis and positions for the Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition. I guess she's just used to not wearing much clothing (hey, if ya got it, flaunt it!), and her comfort level being nude or in very little clothing comes across in these photos above. Cristiano Ronaldo, Rob Bourdon, and her current boyfriend since 2015, Bradley Cooper, are some pretty lucky dudes. Dwayne Johnson, Sepp Blatter, and Arthur Sales are rumored to have once been "lucky" with Irina, too.
16 Lost in Scarlett
These images are iconic stills from the movie Lost in Translation, starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray. It's hard to believe it's been nearly 14 years since the film came out, but Scarlett is just as beautiful, if not more so, these days as she nears 33. Obviously much younger here, these photos offer us a glimpse into what her exes must have seen every morning upon waking up next to her. Her ex-husbands Romain Dauriac and Ryan Reynolds, as well as ex-boyfriends, including Sean Penn, Josh Hartnett, and Jared Leto, all got to wake up next to this fresh-faced beauty. And Bill Murray literally got to see and work with the woman in these images as he was her co-star at the Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel where they filmed these scenes.
15 A Wonder Woman in Bed
I wonder if Wonder Woman Gal Gadot is a wonder in bed as well? It would be a wonder if she were not, given the crazy amount of sex appeal the 32-year-old Israeli actress has. Just look at how stunning she looks without any makeup (or hardly any), doing nothing but laying around in bed. Her husband of eight years, Israeli business professional Yaron Versano is one lucky man to be able to wake up each morning and have this vision, his wife, be the first thing he sees. Gal, whose movie Wonder Woman is due out in theaters June 2, is also a real-life superhero as she served two years in the Israel Defense Forces for her country. Now, she and her hubby have two little girls together.
14 A 'Rose'-Colored Vision
Some girls just have all the luck when it comes to looking gorgeous without any help -- no makeup, wearing whatever (or nothing), even hair that looks just as good messy after a long night's sleep as it does carefully coiffed. Most women dream of possessing these qualities that seem to come so naturally to model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who looks like a goddess between the sheets and in the morning light that most of us shy away from. And just as she is the picture of femininity and grace, her man is the manliest man around. She's engaged to action star Jason Statham, and it's a good thing she looks so damn good first thing in the morning because the 30-year-old is due with her first child very soon. She'll likely possess that just-woke-up look several times a day between naps and feedings. But if anyone can rock that look, it'll be Rosie!
13 Vain No More - Kylie Jenner
We just couldn't have a list like this without a Jenner or a Kardashian! And even though all the Jenner and Kardashian ladies have boudoir or bedroom photos of some kind out there, today we'll focus on the youngest member of the massive family, 19-year-old Kylie. It's rare to see her without any makeup, but these two images (especially the one on the left) show her face almost bare. It's nice to see, and frankly, I'm surprised that someone so outwardly vain like Kylie Jenner would allow a photo like this to surface, much less post it herself. In both pictures, she looks comfy as can be in her bed, and she truly looks like she's just woken up. If she did, then her new boyfriend as of last month, rapper Travis Scott, has many mornings full of this eye candy to look forward to.
12 A Softer Side of Cara
Her face is one of the most recognizable in the world, or at least in the fashion world. Since she's not a person who usually wears a ton of makeup despite being a Victoria's Secret Angel, she looks pretty much like herself, even just waking up in bed. I'm talking about world-famous supermodel Cara Delevingne. The gorgeous blonde who is known for her thick dark brows possesses a sweet innocence in these bedroom photos that's in direct contrast to her usual harder, don't-mess-with-me look. (If you've ever seen a photo of her on the catwalk, you know what I'm talking about.) But I prefer this softer version of Cara. Although she's currently single, whomever she does end up with will have a lifetime of good mornings next to her to look forward to.
11 Bachelor Sweetheart, Lauren Bushnell
Reality star Lauren Bushnell, one of Bachelor Nation's most adored sweethearts, looks good no matter what. Whether she's rocking her toned-down, neutral makeup that's her norm or just waking up in bed, she doesn't look much different, and that's a good thing. The key to makeup, it is said, is looking like you aren't wearing any. Since Lauren, who got engaged to Bachelor Ben Higgins on Season 20 of the show, has got that makeup rule down pat, she wows out on the town or in the privacy of her own bed. Sadly, it has come to light in the past week that Lauren and Ben have broken up. It seems the pressures of everyday life after The Bachelor and their spin-off reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? were too much for them. They will not, in fact, live happily ever after together, and Ben will be missing out on seeing this gorgeous blonde each morning for the rest of his life. Judging solely on the photos above, I would have to say it's his loss.
10 Sofia Vergara - When In Rome
I am obsessed with this makeup-free Sofia Vergara selfie. Obviously, she's one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, if not the world. She, of anyone, has nothing to prove looks-wise. Maybe that's why she was cool taking such a vulnerable selfie -- and, by vulnerable, I mean she's naked in every sense of the word --- no makeup, no hairdo, not even any clothes. In her most personal space, her bed, she shows her real and true face. And it's gorgeous. It's also shockingly young-looking for her true age of 44. (This photo was taken just last month!) But that's not even the craziest part. In this picture, she's sick! Not even a 102-degree temperature could make her look anything less than beautiful. She captioned this Instagram photo, "Hm... I just realized that 102 fever gives you the perfect shades of pink." She should film in the rain in Rome more often and ditch the pounds of makeup she usually wears! I am sure her husband, Joe Manganiello, who gets to see her makeup-free face all the time, would agree.
9 Miranda Kerr- Perfection in the Morning
That Aussie model and love of Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr, has a perfect face is not news. It's always pleasing to look at, as is her body, but it's not news. What some people may not know, however, is that she looks that great even when she just gets out of bed in the morning. With the exception of a little lip color on the photo on the right, Miranda is pretty much makeup-free with bed-tousled locks in both of these pretty images. I can imagine that this is truly how the 34-year-old Victoria's Secret model and mother of one really looks when she wakes up in the morning. Although she's currently engaged to Snapchat co-founder and billionaire Evan Spiegel, for three years, it was her ex-husband, Orlando Bloom, who got to wake up to that face and hold that body every morning.
8 Jubilee Sharpe - Haitian Hottie
The stunning Jubilee Sharpe of The Bachelor Season 20 and Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 is a lot more than meets the eye. Don't get me wrong; what meets the eye is obviously beautiful, especially in her just-woken-up state and lingerie. But she's far more than the demure sexy woman you see here. She's a war veteran who had a rough childhood after having been adopted from Haiti at the age of six because her whole family had died there except her. There's a strength behind her feminine, delicate façade, and it only makes her more attractive. Bachelor Ben Higgins saw a little of her vulnerability before he dumped her, but he will not get to see this pretty morning face for the rest of his life. We hope she finds someone deserving of her love, who can keep up with her quirkiness, fun-loving personality, lust for adventure, and need for love. If someone can, his reward will be tenfold in getting to fall asleep with and wake up next to this face.
7 The Chameleon, Miley Cyrus
Like we are with Lady Gaga, we're not accustomed to seeing Miley Cyrus without a ridiculous amount of makeup or insane outfits. But she's actually a really pretty girl. Whoever it is that gets to wake up next to her for the rest of his (or her) life is one lucky guy (or girl). Miley has the distinct ability to, whenever she feels like it, effortlessly transition from punk rocker to girl-next-door to cringeworthy sex machine to the almost vulnerable girl we see in these photos. Snuggling with her dog, she looks tender and happy. Alone on the left, she appears introspective, shy, and almost afraid. In this way, she's a chameleon able to pull off any look and any emotion, usually looking hot doing so. Not that she cares what anyone thinks of her (which makes her even more attractive), but I'm willing to bet that most of her fans would choose the natural Miley, if they could.
6 The Bride-to-Be Who Loves Her Bed
Can you imagine opening your eyes every morning, and the first thing you see is this blue-eyed Canadian beauty? Well, if you were The Bachelorette Season 11 winner, Shawn Booth, that's exactly what you'd get to do for the rest of your life. Although the two are not married yet despite having gotten engaged almost two years ago, they are still going strong unlike most Bachelor and Bachelorette couples in history. Now settled down in Nashville, Tennessee, the happy and in-no-hurry-to-marry couple are content just being together. They take a lot of selfies for Instagram (many suggesting that they have a healthy and satisfactory sex life!), and are pretty much just big goofs who enjoy the humor in life. One thing is for certain, though, even if the wedding date is not: the bride-to-be won't be able to top her own hotness on the morning after her wedding, because she's reached maximum hotness in this bed photo and its two accompanying just-woke-up photos. Go, Kaitlyn!
5 Sweet But Sassy Taylor Swift
There's just something about Taylor Swift that everyone can relate to. A country girl at heart who croons about her lost loves (and very well, I might add), she embodies all of us, in one way or another, as a human being going through life, loss, and love. Maybe that's why she's so popular. Her looks could have a little something to do with it, too, because let's be honest: regardless of how much talent a person has, if they're nice to look at, people will pay attention longer. Blonde beauty Taylor looks great any time of day, and that includes right after she wakes up in the morning. These pictures prove it! She's a girl that always looks happy, who radiates positivity (just look at her cat, for crying out loud!), and who has retained a youthful glow even though she's aged 10 years since first becoming famous at the age of 16. Pictures taken then and now are hardly discernible from one another, except for the length of her hair -- well, and the amount of sass that has only grown right along with her.
4 This Brit Just Loves the Bed
This girl just loves to take pictures in bed! Selfies, candids, professional shoots -- you name it. If they take place in bed, she seems to be down. And you can see why. English actress Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street, Ordinary Lies, Drunk History: UK) looks stunning embracing the less-is-more philosophy when it comes to hair, makeup, and clothing. It really works for her. The 29-year-old Brit is, in fact, a newlywed and gets to show off her perfect morning loveliness to her new husband of almost two years, English reality television star Mark Wright. The two were married on May 24, 2015. Just after they celebrate their two-year anniversary coming up, they'll celebrate Michelle's 30th birthday on June 3rd. That's a lot of celebrating -- and perhaps not a lot of waking up since there may not be a lot of sleeping going on!
3 A Morning Breath of Fresh Air
One thing I just love about Hailee Steinfeld is that despite her young age of 20 years, she seems very down-to-earth and likeable. She's also very talented vocally and is a pretty good actress to boot. This girl has the world going for her, and that includes her unique looks. She has a very different sort of look to her, and it works no matter what she wears on her face or her body. Her prettiness is every bit as pretty first thing in the morning, as we can see, even before her coffee is gone. Always smiling, kinda spunky, potentially a troublemaker, Hailee Steinfeld is the best for a lot of reasons. Looking good after sleeping all night is just one of them. The Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3 actress is dating regular person (read: non-famous) Cameron Smoller and showing him her bedhead and fresh morning face.
2 Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato covers a lot of adjectives here, and all of them are good: sultry, sweet, beautiful, sensuous, mysterious... I could go on for quite awhile. She also embodies the phrase, "come hither," does she not? A friendly person by nature, in these first-morning pictures, Demi looks a little more inviting than perhaps she means to. It's too bad because the 24-year-old New Mexico native is single at the moment and has no one to show that glowing morning face and body off to. She was once in relationships with Wilmer Valderrama (for six whole years!), Joe Jonas, Trace Cyrus, Alex DeLeon, and more. She was even rumored to have hooked up with Rob Kardashian in 2010 when she was barely legal! Hopefully, the gorgeous girl finds someone to show off to for the rest of her life.
1 Gaga, Ooh, La-La!
Ooh, la-la is right! You guessed it. This lovely lass is Lady Gaga, who is known more for her outrageous makeup, outfits, and hairstyles than anything so normal like in these pictures. But I prefer my Lady Gaga more natural like this. Of course, this look doesn't match up with her wild and crazy music, but oh well. It's enough to know that underneath all the glitz and glam (and sometimes, the nonsense) is really just Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, lover of all things wacky and unconventional. And the lover of Christian Carino, who may know her just-woke-up face better than anyone, at least since they began dating in February of this year. She's also been romantically linked to her ex-fiancés Taylor Kinney and Luc Carl, and a string of other men she dated, as well as some women!
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, whosdatedwho.com