Having private time with your partner is without a doubt a great feeling. There’s nothing better when it comes to spending time with your lover or spouse, under the sheets.
However sometimes it just doesn’t happen for one reason or another. Maybe your partner is too tired from travel or work. Perhaps he or she just isn’t that attracted to you anymore, and then soon you drift apart.
But did you know that having an extended dry spell from s*x affects your health in other ways?
Here are 10 things that might happen when you stop ‘getting it on’
1. You get sick more often.
Notice that you’ve been having more colds and flu? Apparently the immune system gets weaker when you’re not making love.
2. Your stress levels increase.
This was a no-brainer – not having a s*x-life is stressful thing. You can get more stressed and anxious due to the lack of "feel-good" hormones being released in your body.
3. You have a harder time getting aroused.
Men on a long dry spell could begin to suffer from erectile dysfunction – or worse premature ejaculation
4. Your dreams change.
You could start having more sexual dreams or even ‘wet-dreams’ while in your sleep.
5. You lose urge to make love.
Being in a long dry spell causes your libido to decrease, meaning you’ll start to feel off or simply not look for love making anymore.
6. You grow apart from your partner.
If you're in a relationship, but the dry spell continues, then you may start feeling insecure the bond between you and that special someone. Eventually your eye will start to wander to other attractive prospects.
7. You self-esteem might suffer.
On the other hand, your ego might suffer due because you’re not being intimate with your lover.
8. The risk for prostate cancer rises for men.
The risk of prostate cancer rises in men who’ve gone on long periods without making love.
9. Your vaginal walls get weaker.
For the ladies, intercourse is another form of exercise for the Kegels. Ladies if you find yourself in a dry spell too - then do some Kegel exercises on a daily basis.
10. Your risk of STIs will decrease.
Unsurprisingly, the risk of developing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTIs) will also decrease if you stop making love.
Remember to ask your doctor if you have any questions concerning sexual health.
So get out there, meet some people and get laid! It’s good for both of you!
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