The effects of not having sex
It doesn’t matter what the reason is, there is a time in your life when you are not having sex. Maybe you are just busy, maybe you are single and having friends with ‘benefits’ is not your cup of tea.
It does not matter what influenced your decision, here are 8 changes that might take place, once you stop having sex:
03/10Less connection with your partner
Having regular sex with your partner makes you emotionally more attached and bonded with him/her. So, when you don’t have sex regularly, it may make you feel distant and less connected with your better half.
04/10Changes in your sexual desire
Not having sex affects your body in various ways and going celibate may result in either an increase in your sex drive or a decrease in your libido. This change obviously varies from person to person as some may feel less energetic with an increased desire for sex and others may feel a reduction in their sexual desires.
05/10You may feel more anxious or stressed
It is common knowledge that having sex releases ‘feel-good’ hormones like oxytocin, endorphins and dopamine, which help you relax and sleep better.
But, on the other hand, it actually depends whether sex acts as a stress buster for you or not. For example, if you are someone who avoids having sex because of the fear of it being too painful, it may not act as a stress buster for you and you might actually be more relieved if there is no bedroom action.
While there is no conclusive proof, having sex is actually known to relieve stomach cramps. Since sex helps in balancing the hormonal level of your body, the lack of it can cause increased pain during your menstrual cycle.
07/10You might not able to sleep better
It again boils down to the play of hormones. When you have sex, your body releases specific hormones which help you in having a good night’s sleep. So, as a result, when you decide to go through the dry spell, it may affect your sleep cycle for worse.
08/10Your immune system may suffer
If you are fighting a nasty bout of seasonal cold and cough, not having sex may make it worse. According to a study, people who have sex at least once a week were found to have high levels of a certain antibody which can help you fight common illnesses.
09/10Vaginal walls might weaken
Yes, regular sex actually helps to keep away vaginal dryness and irritation because of the increased blood flow. If you miss the action in between the sheets, it may cause your vaginal walls to become thin and weak. They may also loose and thin.
10/10Sorry, you will not become a virgin again
Yes, we have all heard the myth that abstaining from sex can make you ‘tighter’ down there, but, it is nothing more than a myth. So, if you have been thinking of going on a dry spell to make things a bit tighter, let us assure you it is not going to happen.