A breakup, the birth of a child or any other major change in your life can slowly become the reason for you and your partner to reduce your sexual activities. In fact, there may come a point when you stop having sex altogether. While you feel you can cope up with this emotionally, it might not be the best thing for your body. Here are the ways in which not having sex affects your health...
1. You Tend To Feel More Anxious And Stressed
Sex often relaxes people and helps take the edge off. A study, that was published in the journal Biological Psychology claims that people who did not have sex, struggled to cope with stressful situations like speaking in public, while those who had sex at least once every two weeks did not. This is because during sex, your body releases happy chemicals such as endorphins and oxytocin.
2. Immunity Level Goes Down
That frequent cold that you are trying to get rid off since so long could be because of no sexual activity. Sex has immunity boosting benefits, says a 2004 study conducted by researchers at the University in Pennsylvania. The study claimed that people who had sex once or twice a week saw a 30 per cent boost in immunoglobulin A (IgA), an infection-fighting protein, compared to those who didn’t.
3. Increases The Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Yes, this is absolutely true. A 2016 study published in European Urology found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer. Basically, frequent ejaculations removes harmful substances from the prostate which prevents the formation of cancerous tumours.
4. Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
This is a scary one! According to a study published the American Journal of Medicine, men who don’t have sex frequently are twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men who do it once a week or more.
It might be time to get in between the sheets!