5 'Bad' Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Having Sex
Going from having regular sex to having no sex can come with a few side effects. Sex is like a muscle and if you don’t exercise it then it can lead to long-term issues.
Here are five of them below.
1. Erectile Dysfunction
Studies have shown that regular sex is a great way to improve erectile prowess in men. So, suddenly taking a sex break will cause erectile dysfunctions to crop up.
2. Immune system suffers
If you’re having a break from getting down and dirty then you may be more prone to illness and infections as your immune system becomes more vulnerable. That’s because sex triggers the body’s natural defences and boosts the functioning of the immune system.
3. Lower libido
This might not happen for everyone, but choosing to say 'no' to sex can very likely cause your libido to drop. The longer you go without it, the less your body yearns for it.
4. More stress
Sex does a lot to relax and calm you, so when you stop getting it on, you might feel a bit more stressed out and unable to find an outlet.
5. You might get dumber
Some people believe that abstinence can help you focus, become more productive and generally more clever but there’s no scientific evidence to back that up. However researchers have found that sex can actually make you smarter. Some time spent in the sack helps to boost the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus. So, quitting sex can cause you to lose that extra intelligence boost.