No Sex For You? This Is What Happens When You Stop Having Sex

Written by Emma Skylar, Modified October 24, 2017
When You Stopn Having Sex

Have you not been with a man for a long time? Whether your sexual dry spell is by choice or by circumstances, you should understand the fact that not having any sex for a while will lead to a few physical consequences.
To help you understand sexual health, here are the things that happen when you stop having sex:


Orgasms may take a bit longer.

When you take a hiatus from sex, you may find it hard to reconnect with your body’s orgasmic sensations for a while. If you haven’t had sex for a while, you may find it hard to let go and surrender to sexual sensations at first, which may lead to a delay in orgasm.


There may be temporary changes in your PMS.

Orgasms can help relieve pain and tension in the body. If you abstain from all types of sex, you may experience more cramping and more severe premenstrual symptoms.


Your immune system gets weaker.

According to studies, frequent sex may lead to higher production of salivary immunoglobulin, which is an antibody that helps to protect the body from different types of viruses. The less sex you have, the lower its production.


You will get stressed.

Studies showed that people who had sex offers better stress response during challenging situations. If you will take a break from sex, there’s a chance that your stress levels will soar high.


You increase your risk of having prostate cancer.

Some medical studies revealed that men who have sex frequently lower their risk of having prostate cancer by 20%. This is because frequent ejaculations may help expel harmful substances from the prostate.


You decrease your risk for urinary tract infection (UTI).

Sex increases your risk for UTI. This is because the bacteria in the vagina is pushed into your urethra during intercourse and that is where infection takes place. So when you stop having sex, you protect yourself from UTI.


Your risk of erectile dysfunction rises.

Keep in mind that the penis is a muscle and just like any muscles, it must be exercises (or used) regularly to maintain its strength (or in your penis’ case, its potency).


You may feel depressed.

According to research, semen contains a few compounds, such as serotonin, melatonin, and oxytocin, which offers mood-boosting benefits for women. If you abstain from sex or you had protected intercourse, you will not be able to take advantage of these benefits.


Your vaginal walls become fragile.

Just like the penis, your vagina is a muscle too. Without regularly exercising it, either by doing Kegel or having sex, your vaginal wall can become fragile. As a result, it can be at risk of scarring during menopause.


Your cardiovascular health might suffer.

Frequent sex boosts cardiovascular health, thanks to its aerobic and hormonal benefits. But so far, there are still no studies that show what not having sex can do to your heart health.

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