Going from having regular love to having no love can come with a few side effects. Love 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 love is a great way to improve erectile prowess in men. So, suddenly taking a love 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 love 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 love can very likely cause your libido to drop. The longer you go without it, the less your body yearns for it.

4. More stress

Love 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 love can actually make you smarter. Some time spent in the sack helps to boost the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus. So, quitting love can cause you to lose that extra intelligence boost.