9 Interesting Things That A Lack Of Sex Can Do To You…
Sex – whether you enjoy it once a day, once a month or once a year, everyone experiences a dry spell now and again.
Hey, some people even impose it on themselves (a crazy idea if you ask me!). But, that sudden and often rapid decline in action can have some serious side effects. Surprisingly, they’re not all bad, but some are actually quite shocking.
So, if you have ever wondered what the effects of ‘not getting any’ may be doing to you, then here are just a few interesting facts.
1. Your sex drive may take a nose dive
The more sex you have, the more hormones you produce that make you want more. So of course the opposite is also true. The less you are getting, the less hormones you will produce and the less you will you desire it. The real scary part though is that if your dry spell lasts long enough, you may actually experience a substantial decline in your sex drive semi-permanently.
2. You can get sick more often
“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD. People who engage in sexual activity once or twice a week have been found to have significantly higher levels of the antibodies that fight off colds and flu. The longer you go without a bit of slap and tickle the more likely you are to get sick.
3. Things may ‘loosen up’ a bit down there for the ladies
When women are getting plenty of regular sex, they’re engaging and exercising the muscles of their vagina and the membranes become increasingly engorged. This can lead to them toning and gaining the ability to get even larger, and therefor creating a tighter entry. So, believe it or not, the less a woman has sex, the more potential she has to be a little looser down there. (And there goes another high school myth….)
4. More vivid and frequent sex dreams
I did say these wouldn’t all be bad and this one may actually be pretty awesome. (Unless you share a bed with a sibling!). In a nutshell, the less sex you have, the more sexual your may dreams become due to a lack of opportunity for expression physically.
5. Lack of Sex can put you in a bad mood FOREVER!! (Disclaimer: Maybe not actually forever but I’m going for emphasis on this one!)
Here’s one to share with your significant other – semen is actually an anti-depressant. When it is ingested orally or vaginally, it can create a boost to your mood. Particularly for people who go from frequent sex to no sex, this cold turkey plummet could have extreme adverse effects on your mood. If semen induced weight loss in women, you wouldn’t even be reading this right now!
6. Greater chance of going limp
Remember the whole ‘use it or lose it’ thing? Well, here you go. Guys, your dick is essentially a muscle and what happens when you don’t work a muscle out? No, you don’t inject it with something from Thailand bought online! It basically deflates. Obviously, age and other factors can affect this as well. In fact, according to studies, men who have sex less than 1-2 times a week are twice as likely to go limp. Then again, just because it’s not with another person, doesn’t mean you’re not having sex.
7. Lack of sex can stress you out
According to studies, people who don’t regularly partake in a bit of nookie, tend to have higher blood pressure in response to stress. For those who have a rapid decline in frequency of sex, those going from getting plenty to getting none, these stress spikes can be substantial, crippling your ability to handle anxious moments.
8. You get dumber
People used to believe that abstinence would make you smarter. I think that’s more of a case of ‘the chicken and the egg’ and apparently so does science. In fact, scientists have proved that sexual activity boosts the growth of neurons in the hippocampus. In other words, you stop having sex, you brain could shrink….
9. Talking of Shrinkage …
Like your increased potential for erectile dysfunction, you can also see a reduction in size. This is because those spongy, fibrous membranes that become engorged while aroused can slowly stretch out over time, creating the potential for little jimmy to have a growth spurt. Stop having sex (with another and /or yourself) and these membranes go back to their normal, less than spectacular selves. Little and limp…
Most importantly, when you’re not having sex, why are you not having sex? I mean, I know there are sometimes religious or medical constraints or other reasons why people may choose to stop getting some, but it’s just sex. Alone or with a partner, we all know there are benefits! So get out there and have lots of sex – it’s for your own good!!
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