What happens if you don’t have sex for a long time? Science’s answer
What happens when you don’t have sex for a long time?
Nothing serious, but nothing good.
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Yeah, because prolonged sexual abstinence has been shown to be bad for you.
To the heart, mind, libido, ego, and even health. And it ages the body and mind.
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To understand how important sex is, here’s what happens if you don’t have sex for a long time.
What happens if you don’t have sex for a long time
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What happens if you don’t have sex: the immune system weakens
Sexual abstinence if prolonged for long periods makes us get sick more frequently and more easily.
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Having sex and experiencing pleasure, in fact, strengthens the immune system so making love at least once a week will help the body create antibodies and be healthy.
Not having sex worsens mental state.
That it is good for the mood is undoubted but not only for the mood: the psyche itself benefits. During sexual intercourse, in fact, the brain releases endorphins and oxytocin, the latter referred to as the happiness hormone.
Stopping sexual activity results in a drastic decrease in levels of oxytocin and serotonin (the other famous happiness hormone).
So having an active sex life is equivalent to hoarding endorphins and increasing serotonin levels, consequently feeling happier.
One feels more empathetic toward others and cultivates more self-esteem.
Not having sex for long periods, on the contrary, increases the risk of running into stress, bad mood and anxiety.
What happens if you don’t have sex for a long time: you may begin to suffer from insomnia
Insomnia is intimately interconnected with sexual abstinence because of oxytocin, the hormone that is released in huge quantities at the moment of peak pleasure, orgasm.
In addition to being the hormone responsible for happiness, oxytocin also has a truly powerful calming effect, such that it helps you fall asleep better and earlier.
As well as to sleep more intensely, deeply and restfully.
Vagina loses elasticity and lubrication
Not having sex or having little sex significantly decreases the risk of suffering from cystitis and other bacterial ailments, however at the same time making love trains the vagina and strengthens it muscularly.
Saying goodbye to eroticism for too long implies losing muscle tone, just as happens to people who suddenly stop working out.
In addition, lubrication problems may occur due to the drop in estrogen precisely because it is arousal that causes the vagina to moisten.
And this dryness given by little sex is likely to cause cystitis anyway. Vanishing the advantage with which this paragraph was opened.
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You feel pain more
Having sex helps you feel less physical pain. Endorphins produced at the moment of orgasm function as powerful natural analgesics that allow you to endure more physical pain, increasingI give the pain threshold a minimum of two or three notches.
Minor pains, such as those related to menstruation and headaches, will be felt more lightly, with a lighter intensity.
If you have been sexually abstinent for a long time, it is very likely that your tolerance for physical pain will instead drop to an all-time low.
Skin is less radiant
Sex is good for the complexion because it causes estrogen to be produced, which gives a greater supply of collagen, thus making the skin more elastic, youthful, toned, and glowing.
Not only that, sex is a great gym, an exercise that burns a lot of calories and makes you sweat a lot.
Sweating opens pores and washes away the dirt trapped there.
As if that were not enough, hair and nails also improve.
Abstinence reduces libido: the less sex you have, the less you will want
The most dangerous thing about having little sex? The vicious cycle you inexorably end up in: decreasing or stopping having sex causes a lowered libido.
The less sex you have, the less you will feel like having it.
It sounds like nonsense but it is, and it all depends on the hormones that a relationship causes to be secreted. In the absence of those hormones, gradually the need for a satisfying sex life will be misperceived: we will believe we can do without it, we will hardly feel like it but our health, skin, psyche, mood and life in general will suffer.
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Sex trains body and brain
We have already mentioned that sexual intercourse is equivalent to a gym session in terms of calories burned and muscle toning.
It is indeed physical activity, and as such it improves the cardiovascular system and allows you to burn calories (and to do so while having more fun than on the treadmill…)
But not only the body benefits: the brain does too. Sexual activity develops neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays an important role in long-term memory and orientation in space.
Not making love for a long time, therefore, affects aging not only of muscles, body and skin but also of the brain