5 Problems you might encounter when you abstain from sex for a long period of time


Most people eventually have a dry period in their intimate lives where they forgo intimacy for a considerable amount of time. You might be curious about how abstinence can effect your health if you find yourself in a period of it.

With that in mind, read on to learn five possible effects of not having intimacy, according to WebMD

1. Stress and anxiety.

Endorphins and the hormone oxytocin are released into the body during intercourse. These neurochemicals can aid in controlling the effects of stress or anxiety. The added benefit of oxytocin is that it promotes sleep. Your body might release these hormones less frequently if you don’t engage in intimate activity frequently, which could make it harder for you to handle stress.

2. Your blood pressure can spike.

Everything in the world can feel better after a terrific night of making love. Even if your boss won’t quit micromanaging you and you have a lot of deadlines, you are continuously getting hired, making all of those issues seem incredibly manageable.

That’s not a coincidence, according to science. In fact, a 2006 study published in the scientific journal Biological Psychology discovered that persons with regular intimate relationships had lower blood pressure than those without them.

3. Weakened Bladder.

You already know that the best exercise for your kegel muscles, which help your bladder hold onto pee, is engaging in intimate activity. Additionally, studies reveal that if you don’t engage in regular intercourse, you’ll be running to the bathroom far too frequently unless you’re routinely performing other kegel exercises.

4. Weakened Vaginal Walls.

Blood flow in a woman’s private organ is increased by increased intimate activity, and when she doesn’t engage in enough intimacy, the tissues of her vaginal walls weaken and dry up, causing it to become loose and thin.

5. Reduced intimate desire.

It is thought that infrequent closeness impacts a person’s desire, or intimate drive. You can anticipate a decline in your intimate drive if you and your lover are not cuddling up in bed. The postpartum period is anticipated to include a period of celibacy;

Published by Ernest I.

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