5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Having Sex
If you're going through a dry spell, here are five things that might start happening to your body!
men are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction
Use it or lose it? Kind of!
According to Medical Daily, erections are key when it comes to preserving male sexual function. A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Medicine found men who reported having sexual intercourse once a week were half as likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) as men who had sex less frequently.
your immune system becomes more vulnerable
It turns out getting busy contributes positively to your body's immune function. Reports say our immune system gets weaker when we're not getting any.
So if you want to avoid the cold and flu - have more sex.
your stress levels will probably increase
According to PopSugar, you can get more anxious because there's a decrease in "feel-good" hormones being released. Studies have shown that when you're going through a sex rut, you absolutely have a harder time dealing with stress-inducing situations.
So, Netflix and chill? We KNOW where that leads...
YOU may have worse menstrual cramps
As if cramps aren't bad enough? It turns out sex may help alleviate cramps during shark week.
According to Readers Digest “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...there may be an increase in endorphins, which also will help with menstrual cramps.
The good news? this one doesn’t technically require a partner to remedy.
you lower your risk of UTIs and STDs
OMG, there's a silver lining!
The risk of sexually transmitted infections going down is a total given, but you may be surprised to hear the rates of urinary tract infections may decrease too.
Fact: most UTIs occur within 24 hours of having sex. Added bonus - you can stop drinking that awful tasting cranberry juice.