The changes are rather negative, but there are pluses too.
How lack of sex can hurt
Not only parting can be associated with prolonged abstinence. Quarantine, a business trip or the departure of a partner also make adjustments to your sex life. And it can harm your physical and mental health. Let’s see what happens to our body when we lack of sex for a long time.
Increased levels of stress and anxiety
During sex, the hormone of joy endorphin enters the bloodstream , attachment – oxytocin, rewards – dopamine and others. Therefore, the mood improves, anxiety and sadness recede. If you do not make love regularly, these substances become less. Therefore, dealing with stress is more difficult.
There will be more pain
During orgasm, endorphins are released into the bloodstream , which are considered natural opiates. Therefore, pain, such as menstrual or headache, is briefly reduced.
Orgasm improves sleep, while anxiety and stress, which are increased without sex, make it worse. So insomnia may ensue, especially if there have already been such problems.
Erections may get worse
Due to abstinence, testosterone levels decrease , which affects erection. But this is especially true for men over 55 years of age. It turned out that for them the risk of developing erectile dysfunction is inversely proportional to the amount of sex.
The walls of the vagina will become thinner and drier
Masturbation and sex with a partner improves blood flow to the vagina. Due to this, the walls become more elastic, and more lubricant is produced. If there is no intimacy for a long time, during menopause there is a higher risk of developing atrophy, which is manifested by discomfort, dryness, cracks and tears. To avoid this, you need to maintain sexual activity.
The heart may start to work harder
Sex is a kind of cardio, which is also necessary for the heart. Men who make love at least twice a week and women who are satisfied with this area have a lower risk of heart attack and lower blood pressure. So its absence deprives a person of this kind of prevention.
Increased risk of prostate cancer
The frequency of ejaculation is associated with the risk of developing prostate cancer . The more orgasms, the less likely to develop the disease: ejaculation more than 20 times a month reduces the risk by 20% compared to 4-7 ejaculations.
Possibly weakened immune system
It is believed that sex improves immunity, so the body is better able to resist infections. True, the study of people was quite a long time ago. And in the newer one, in flies that often change partners, resistance, on the contrary, decreased . So, while there is no more relevant data, you should not rely too much on this.
Decreased self-esteem, feeling of alienation
This is especially true for people who do not have sex because of compulsion, and not because of a conscious refusal. Their self-esteem drops , there is a tactile hunger, a feeling of isolation and loneliness. Perhaps this is the only problem that cannot be solved with the help of masturbation.
How not having sex can be good
But not everything is so bad, because even abstinence can be useful.
You can not worry about unplanned pregnancy and infections
The irrational fear of sexually transmitted diseases is called venereal phobia. It is more common in men. They meticulously examine their genitals to look for signs of sexually transmitted infections and self-medicate. And women sometimes have a pathological fear of pregnancy – tocophobia. But even if these problems are not expressed to the extreme, in anxious people, avoiding sex can reduce internal tension.
Can focus on more important things
For example, it has been proven that sexually active schoolchildren perform worse and are less likely to enter higher education institutions. For adults, refusing to have sex can help clear your head in order to focus on a goal.
You can spend this time masturbating and exploring yourself properly
Some people find it difficult to focus on their pleasure during sex. Without it, they may spend more time masturbating to take care of themselves and learn more about their preferences . By the way, masturbation solves some of the problems of long-term abstinence. So the absence of a partner is not a reason to refuse orgasms.