While Coronavirus has made all our lives difficult, it is especially hard for singles who are not able to go out, socialize and find potential partners to date and mate. While this may make you feel deprived of pleasure, the dry spell — when you stop having sex — can unfortunately play havoc with your health and mental wellbeing.
Let us explore how your body and mind behaves when you stop having sex:
1. Anxiety and Stress
When you stop having sex with your partner due to whatever reason then it might adversely impact your relationship as you will not be able to bond, communicate or connect with him. Also, when you have sex your body releases endorphins or happy hormones that help to uplift your mood. So, if you tend to use sex as a way of coping with stress, a dry spell can be especially frustrating.
2. Your immune system gets weaker
Having regular sex can strengthen your immune system and help your body fight illness. It is said that orgasms are incredibly beneficial to your immune system, as psychologists Carl Charnetski and Francis Brennan Jr found. As per a report in Men’s Health, the two psychologists conducted a study where they asked patients who were having sex to provide saliva samples. Those samples were found to contain a high concentration of the common-cold busting antibody immunoglobulin.
3. Heart health may decline
As making love is considered as the most pleasurable form of exercise, sex can improve heart health. Quoting NHS, a Daily Star report says that sexual arousal sends the heart rate higher, and the number of beats per minute reaches its peak during orgasm. But, as with most exercise, it depends how vigorously you do it.”
4. Impact on vaginal walls
When you stop having sex and no regular sexual intercourse — your vaginal walls can tighten and tissues get thinner. This may rupture or be damaged whenever you next have sex. Regular sex is especially recommended for women who are going through menopause as it can prevent vaginal dryness and irritation.
5. Change in libido
If you are otherwise healthy and have stopped having sex due to any reason then you may feel either a loss of sex drive or an increase in libido. That is you might have less hunger for sex or the other extreme is that not having sex could make it even more desirable.
6. Memory problem
People who are active in bedrooms have sharper memories, are able to recollect things faster and can make you smarter with age. Studies have also proved that sex can help your brain grow neurons and work better in general.
7. Prostate Cancer
If you’re not having regular sex or not even masturbating then your risk of prostate cancer can rise. A report in Men’s Health says that multiple studies have pointed that “high ejaculation frequency” (a.k.a. jerking off at least 4 to 7 times a week) is linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer.
8. Period pain might increase
Having an intercourse during your period can lessen your menstrual cramp. Talking to New York Post, Dr. Lauren Streicher explains, “The uterus is a muscle and many women will actually have a uterine contraction when they orgasm, which will cause the blood to expel more quickly, which will in turn decrease menstrual cramps.”
9. Erectile dysfunction
Having some time off from sex can increase the likelihood of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. In fact, even if you have sex once a week, your chances of facing ED reduces significantly.
10. Your productivity at work might suffer
Good sex means good health, memory and happiness. That will definitely have a positive impact on your productivity at work. An Oregon State University study found that couples with an active sex life were much happier at work.
So you saw when you stop having sex can affect your life in more ways than one — now what are you waiting for? We have given you enough motivation to get laid , get healthy and happy. So happy copulation!