Haven’t had any sexual activity in a while? Seem like your nether regions are gathering dust and you are worried that they may wither up and become useless? Although slightly ridiculous, these are some common fears that people who have not had sex in quite a while often have. If you are going through a dry period (forgive the pun), keep reading as Secret LoveJoy has you covered. We share with you some important things to consider when you stop having sex.
Here are nine things that happen to your body after you stop having sex:
- No, You Won’t Become a Virgin
Abstaining from sex does not make you a virgin again and it will not make your vagina tighter, nor will it make your penis shrink inside itself. However, the tissues inside your vagina will get out of the habit of relaxing in response to arousal or insertion causing some discomfort when you finally do have sex.
- Men Are More Likely to Have Erectile Dysfunction
Abstinence increases the likelihood of erectile dysfunction in men and this risk is greater as you get older. Regular sexual activity has a positive effect on a man’s erections and it could keep your prostrate healthy as well.
- Your Immune System Becomes More Vulnerable
Lack of sex can weaken your immune system making your more prone to illnesses and infections.
- Your Libido Might Drop
A lack of sex can make you not want sex? Abstinence can actually lessen your desire to have sex as your body dampens hormonal response to arousal.
- You May Become More Stressed
Regular sexual activity, and this does include masturbation, releases cortisol, an anti-stress hormone. Lack of sexual activity will lead to you feeling more stressed as you don’t benefit from the regular dose of cortisol your body needs.
- Your Cardiovascular Health Might Suffer
Abstaining from sexual activity could affect your cardiovascular health. Sex provides aerobic activity and releases feel-good hormones that help keep your heart healthy.
- You Will Be Less Intelligent
Scientists have found that sexual activity boosts neuron growth in the brain’s hippocampus. Abstinence, however, does not.