Did you know that a lack of sex could have some seriously negative impacts on your body?
One thing for sure is that a dry spell is normal but it’s important to understand what it could do to your body. It could increase the chances of health conditions, as well as have an impact on the immune system.
So here are ten things that happen to your body when you don’t have enough sex:
Slow brain growth
Having more sex can actually make you smarter when you age.
Two studies, one by Oxford and the other by Coventry university, found that people who had more sex scored higher on tests.
Another study, conducted on middle-aged rats, found that regular sex produces new brain cells after intercourse.
You’ll be less stimulated
Alongside the loss of lubrication, the woman’s body can also react adversely to a lack of sex.
No action for a long period of time can lead to problems getting aroused or reaching an orgasm.
You might be feeling stressed at work or with other things but a research has shown that a little fumble under the sheets is great for relieving tension.
A landmark 2005 study published in the journal Biological Psychology suggested sex is far more effective than masturbation.
Sex increases the levels of endorphins and the hormone oxytocin produced by the brain which can reduce the effects of cortisol, the stress-causing hormone.
It’s harder to get it up
Men who are lacking action under the sheets could actually be damaging their sex life in the future.
An American study in 2008 showed that men who were going through a dry smell develop erectile dysfunction as those who performed more regularly.
Immune system drops
The human body’s immune system gets a massive boost from sex.
This is because Immunoglobulin A is produced during intercourse which is an antibody that fights off illnesses.
Increased risk of heart disease
A study found that having sex twice a week halved a man’s chances of getting clogged arteries compared to those who did it once a month.
It is believed men who enjoy regular sexual activity often have better circulation and healthier blood vessels.
But that’s not always the case for women because their arousal is less dependent on healthy blood flow.
Period pains might get worse
Having sex during your period can alleviate menstrual cramp for women who suffer from intense pains.
The vagina can fail to lubricate property if it’s going through a dry spell.
It is believed the cause is due to the lack of hormone oestrogen.
Prostate cancer risk increases
According to a study in the US, men who ejaculate 21 or more times a year had a 33% lower risk of developing the cancer.
This is because orgasms lessen the risk by lowering stress and regulating the metabolism of cells.
Porn might not actually help
Men in their late teens and early 20s could suffer the kind of problems middle-aged men suffer if they watch explicit videos.
Experts say that frequently watching X-rated clips can de-sensitise men and make them less likely to get turned on in the bedroom.