9 Risks That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Have Sex Regularly
Be cautious if you’re going through a time of sexual abstention. Cobwebs will develop in your vagina, tumbleweeds will drift across your pelvic floor, and no one will be able to enter inside your private parts without a crowbar and a sacrificial goat. Oh, wait, none of that is correct. There are certain physical drawbacks to going without sex for an extended period of time, but most of them are the result of not receiving the health benefits that sex can provide. I know it’s unpleasant, but you’re not going to freeze, grow a new hymen, become incapable of ever touching another person’s sexual organs again, or die of sexual dissatisfaction.
Celibacy for the rest of one’s life is a different concept than having sex and then ceasing. If you’ve had sex previously and aren’t now, the consequences include more than just a persistent want to do deeds with another human. Celibacy has physical impacts, but they’re not life-threatening, and they’re not going to stop you from having your next sexual adventure.
Here are nine dangers that your body faces once you stop having sex:
1. Is Your Vaginal Tightening Possible?
It is not true that abstaining from sex makes you “tighter.” That is an urban legend. The number of sexual partners has no bearing on the sensation of “tightness” in your vagina, and taking a break does not re-virginize you. And, contrary to what you may have heard in the bathrooms in middle school, your hymen does not regrow. The tissues of the vaginal canal, on the other hand, may lose their habit of relaxing in response to arousal or insertion and will need to be coaxed back into it the next time you have sex. You don’t have to be concerned; they’ll remember.
According to studies, persons who haven’t had sex in a long time may notice a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, which is known as atrophy.
2. Is It Possible to Develop Erectile Dysfunction?
This is an intriguing discovery, but one that you might not appreciate if you have a penis and are taking a break from intercourse. Abstinence appears to make erectile dysfunction more likely. Although the study focused on older persons, it appears that regular sexual engagement had a good influence on erections. As the saying goes, use it or lose it. It’s also possible that ejaculations on a regular basis can assist prevent prostate cancer. You can, however, have those on your own.
3. Does it have an impact on your immune system?
Sexual activity appears to have a good impact on your body’s immune system. These alterations appear to be targeted toward making it simpler to get pregnant in women with uteruses. Unfortunately, if you aren’t active on a regular basis, you won’t reap the benefits, and you may be slightly more susceptible to illnesses and infections that your immune system would normally prevent.
The “use it or lose it” notion, according to studies, has various applications. “Unlike hunger, sex is not a drive that grows in strength without it.” Sex is a reward mechanism, and we want more good sex while we’re having good sex.” So, if you don’t have sex for a long time, you can get “very comfortable” without having it at all. Masturbation is another option. That “similar surge of mood-boosting chemicals” is available to you.
5. Does It Have an Impact on Your Mental and Physical Health?
Another example of a positive-to-negative relationship (frequent sex and stress-relieving) becoming a negative (no sex, ergo higher stress reactions). According to studies, healthy sex appears to protect women from developing cardiac issues later in life (such as hypertension and a rapid heart rate). All of those nice feelings that come with a good frolic, it seems, do wonders for the heart. So, if you’re used to the stress-relieving benefits of sex, its absence may have a negative impact on your overall ability to cope with stressful situations.
6. Is It Harmful to Your Heart and Circulatory System?
So we’ve confirmed that having a good sex life is linked to excellent cardiovascular health, and going on a sex fast depletes that hormonal and aerobic boost. However, there hasn’t been much research on what happens to the heart after a period of time without sex. It’s possible that if you use the treadmill to vent your sexual frustrations, your heart will be healthier than it was before you stopped.
7. Will It Make It Difficult To Get Wet?
It turns out that regular intercourse is really a technique of tuning up your sexual organs, and that going without for a long causes them to start up slowly. (And may require some manual cranking.) Okay, that’s it for the analogy.) The lubrication process of arousal (where your vagina and vulva get “wet”) benefits from regularity, according to sexual health experts, and if you stop for a long, you may need a little additional help in the arousal department when you get back in the saddle.
8. Can It Significantly Reduce Your Risk Of Urinary Tract Infections
(UTIs) And Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?
Finally, some encouraging news. Although the STI aspect may not surprise you, UTIs (urinary tract infections) are frequently caused by germs being transferred to the urinary system during sex (particularly from the anus). As a result, living a sex-free life will keep you safe. Nonsexual contact, on the other hand, can lead to a variety of STIs, so you’re not fully safe.
9. Does It Have the Potential to Make You… Less Intelligent?
There’s an ancient wives’ tale that suggests abstinence makes you smarter. The reality is that scientists have discovered that sexual activity stimulates neuron growth in the hippocampus of the brain. Abstinence, it turns out, has little effect on brain development. It doesn’t mean your brain is better just because you’ve been incredibly busy and completed a crossword for the first time in six weeks. Unfortunately, it’s most likely just a sign that you’re bored.