When You Don't Have Sex These 11 Changes Happen In Your Body

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Lena C
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Sex is more than just a way to connect with your partner physically and emotionally. Having sex on regular basis helps you stay healthy and relaxed. With many health and psychological benefits, you can understand why doctors suggest you try to do it as often as possible. 

But did you know that this works the other way around as well? Not having sex will cause your body to undergo changes, and while some may be minor, some will hinder the quality of life of the individual on his dry spell. 

Here are the relatively unknown 11 changes that happen when you stop having sex:

1. Girls, your body will produce less vaginal lubrication.

1. Girls, your body will produce less vaginal lubrication.

Interestingly enough, while the drop in the vaginal lubrication is a physical change in a woman's body after she did not have sex for a long period of time, the cause of it is in fact psychological. 
When females get out of their dry spell period, the anxious feelings caused by the lack of confidence will spook your body into not producing enough lubrication, making the intercourse quite painful and unfortunately, many women out there circle back to not having sex to solve this problem. 

2. Guys, you may face erectile dysfunction.

2. Guys, you may face erectile dysfunction.

For the present, specialists can't concur on whether an absence of sex causes erectile dysfunction or the other way around, however, the two appear to be connected. In case you're stressed over it, there's no harm in stroking one off to get the blood flowing. 

3. Not having sex weakens both male and female's immune system.

3. Not having sex weakens both male and female's immune system.

People who have intercourses at least 1 time per week were found to have a stronger immune system. It turns out that having sex helps develop your antibodies, so you may wind up getting weakened or more prone to be sick all the more frequently if you stop having sex. 

4. Girls, there are changes in your ability to control your bladder and a weakening of your pelvic floor.

4. Girls, there are changes in your ability to control your bladder and a weakening of your pelvic floor.

Sex enables ladies to work out their pelvic floor muscles, which is essential to bladder control. Utilizing your pelvic muscles can do a similar effect, by flexing them and releasing, yet it is best to visit your specialist first, and see if your pelvic floor has indeed weakened. 

5. Anxiety and lack of confidence. This happens to males and females alike.

5. Anxiety and lack of confidence. This happens to males and females alike.

During sexual intercourse, there are many hormones that are released in your brain and body that makes you feel happy and relaxed. "Love making" causes increased production of oxytocin, which is often referred to as the “love hormone”. Oxytocin also affects the way we feel, helping us form strong emotional bonds. The endorphins released during sexual intercourse and orgasms are natural mood-boosters and stress relievers by counteracting The stress hormone, cortisol.
  
Regular sex can also boost your self-esteem and increase intimacy between partners. For those in a monogamous relationship, studies have found that semen does contain several mood-altering hormones that can reduce depression and elevated mood.

6. Both genders will have a less healthy heart with raised blood pressure.

6. Both genders will have a less healthy heart with raised blood pressure.

This is pretty straightforward, sex is good for your heart: Intercourse, depending on your level of activity, can be considered aerobic exercise, burning up to 200 calories per session.
But this is not even the main reason why it's good for your heart. Among other advantages, women who engage in frequent sexual activity with their partners have higher levels of estrogen, which helps your body fight against heart diseases. 

What about men you might ask. It turns out that men who have sex at least once a week have fewer heart attacks than those who do not due to the hormones released during the deed. 

7. Ladies, your dry spell also means changes in your skin and hair.

7. Ladies, your dry spell also means changes in your skin and hair.

Women who frequently have sexual intercourse have higher levels of estrogen, which is essential to having healthy, smooth, glowing skin. This is the same increase in estrogen that helps to protect from heart diseases mentioned above. It also elevates the production of collagen, which keeps the skin flexible and gives you a beautiful glow. 
The same thing goes with your hair, when your skin is healthy, so is your scalp, and the levels of oils in it helps your hair look shiny and healthy. 
When you stop having sex for a long period of time, you may notice changes in your skin and hair. 

8. You may feel distant to your partner. As if the fire is gone.

8. You may feel distant to your partner. As if the fire is gone.

Sex brings couples closer, making their bond stronger and their chemistry work better. The more time passed without having sex, the less attractive you see your spouse, making it less likely for you to have intercourses with him, and this is a circle that causes many relationship break ups. 

9. Feeling tired and less effective sleep.

9. Feeling tired and less effective sleep.

After an orgasm, the reason you feel sleepy is due to your body's release of a hormone called prolactin, which makes you sleep better and lets you enter deep sleep faster. On the off chance that your body gets accustomed to not having sex, you will find yourself feeling more tired, because your quality of sleep is poorer. 

10. Memory issues.

10. Memory issues.

Sex helps create new cells in the brain, many of these cells belong to the memory areas. Be that as it may, this is one thing you can change you can fix without having sex because you can get a similar result by exercising frequently.

11. Ok, sex is good for you. But is there a beneficial change to your body that is caused by not having sex? The answer is YES, but only for ladies. They will have a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI).

11. Ok, sex is good for you. But is there a beneficial change to your body that is caused by not having sex? The answer is YES, but only for ladies. They will have a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI).

At last, some positive news for ladies on their dry spell. Be that as it may, truly, sex can build a lady's risk of UTIs in light of the fact that it pushes microscopic organisms into the tract. So while your heart, skin, emotions, sleep habits, memory, and immune system are all changing for the worse, at least your bladder will thank you. 

Share this article with friends you know are on the dry spell, and let them know it is best they get back in the game quickly.