25 Reasons Why Lack of Sex is Bad for You

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25 Reasons Why Lack of Sex is Bad for You

Is your busy family and work life stopping you from getting jiggy with it regularly?

Are you failing to spend enough time with your partner that allows you to do the nasty thing?

If yes, you must do something to change the situation in your favour as quickly as possible. Doing so is not only important for making your day-to-day life more pleasurable, but also for staying healthy mentally and physically.

Now get a GREAT lock for your door, and read the reasons that a lack of sex in your relationship is BAD BAD BAD for you!

1. You may find yourself aging faster.

Lack of sex has a strong impact on our aging process. According to clinical neuropsychologist Dr. David Weeks, a practicing physician of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, older individuals who have an active sex life tend to look 5 to 7 years younger. Lack of sex, on the other hand, can make you look and feel much older than your actual age. Sex gets the heart going, is fun exercise and will make you live longer! #winning!

2. You might have fertility issues.

If your man says he has blue balls from lack of sex, he may not be lying! The quality of a man’s sperm drops when he stops having sex on a regular basis. Women also often experience hormonal imbalance due to an inactive sex life. So, couples who are trying to have a baby should take part in sexual intercourse all through the month and not just when the woman is ovulating.

3. You might find your spouse suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Lack of sex might leave your spouse suffering from erectile dysfunction. Regular sexual activity, on the other hand, has been found to affect erections positively. So, if you want to enjoy sex, make sure you are having it regularly. More sex means he can get harder more often!

4. Lack of sex means lack of sex drive for women.

Although many might differ, there are a few experts who believe that frequent sex helps in keeping one’s libido high. According to them, abstinence tends to reduce sexual desire as the human body fails to respond to arousal by producing certain hormones. This is particularly the case for women. The more we have sex, the more we want it.  But if we don’t get it, our sex drive just switches off.

5. The vagina takes longer to get warmed up.

Women who lack getting sex on a regular basis usually take much longer to get ready for sex compared to the ones who are more regular with such activities. That’s because their vulva and vagina take much longer to lubricate naturally. Luckily, water-based lubricant is available at most supermarkets, so don’t let this stop you!

6. You might see your immune system becoming weaker.

Lack of sex might leave your immune system deeply compromised. Conversely, a weekly or biweekly dose of sex has been proved to be beneficial in increasing the level of the antibody IgA (immunoglobulin A) in human body. IgA plays a big role in protecting us from colds and flu.

So having regular sex means you are less likely to get sick!

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7. Your body might become deficient of DHEA.

An inactive sex life might make your body deficient of the anti-aging hormone DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone). Things, however, would change drastically if you start having sex frequently. A recent study has revealed that the level of this hormone in our bloodstream becomes five times the normal amount after having an orgasm. So even if you don’t have a partner, grab a vibrator and enjoy yourself!

8. You might miss the chance of living a few years more.

A study conducted recently by researchers in Australia revealed that individuals experiencing an orgasm a minimum of three times per week were 50 percent less likely to die due to a medical disorder compared to the ones who had just a single orgasm per month.

9. You may find yourself gaining weight.

Lack of sex would actually prevent you from burning a significant amount of calories. To be more precise, a session of vigorous sex helps us in burning as much as 100 calories, the same amount we get from a smaller glass of red wine. Two sessions of moderately active intercourse per week, on the other hand, can help you in burning an additional 5,000 calories annually.

10. You might not get rid of those period cramps you are having since you were a teenager.

Having sex during your menstrual cycle is a great way of keeping the debilitating period cramps at bay.

11. Lack of sex may cause incontinence.

Aging women often experience loosening of their pelvic floor muscles. These are muscles controlling their urine flow and orgasms. An active sex life would help you to offer the much required workout to your pelvic floor muscles and thereby prevent the occurrence of urinary incontinence.

12. You might become a victim of cardiovascular disorders.

If you want to keep your heart healthy, you must have an active sex life. A study conducted by researchers at the Queen’s University in Belfast revealed that individuals who have sex thrice every week might have 50 percent less chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

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13. You might fail to look attractive to others.

The habit of having sex on a regular basis would allow your body to produce more pheromones, which are chemical substances responsible for making you appear more appealing to men. Lacking sex or abstaining, on the other hand, would leave you lackluster by reducing the levels of pheromones in your body.

14. You might miss the opportunity of getting rid of those ugly wrinkles.

The level of oestrogen in a woman’s body tends to increase significantly during sexual intercourse. This, in turn, plumps up the skin smoothing out all the fine lines and wrinkles.

15. You might fail to retain your glowing skin.

Vigorous sessions of sex are known to increase the level of oxygen in the human body. This improves the flow of nutrients to our skin making the cell renewal process much smoother. As a result, our skin develops a natural glow.

16. You might experience a drop in your self-esteem.

Not having sex has been found to cause serious decease in self-esteem. That’s because people who don’t have sex frequently are usually not very confident about their own bodies.

17. You might develop hypertension.

Sex is possibly the most effective stress buster you would ever get to know. Abstinence, on the other hand, has been found to be a trigger of stress and hypertension.

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18. You may suffer from severe depression.

Abstinence often leads to weight gain and a negative body image, which leave people severely depressed and dejected.

19. You might develop insomnia.

The stress and depression caused by lack of sex can result in sleep deprivation.

20. You might experience regular headaches and back pain.

Headaches and back pain caused by stress can be eradicated successfully by being sexually active. Love making leads to production of oxytocin and other endorphins (happy hormones), which relieves stress and helps in getting rid of stress-induced aches and pains.

21. You might miss out on the opportunity of having a happier professional and personal life.

Sexual intercourse and the cuddling after that reduces cortisol level in human body. This leaves us less stressed and makes us more efficient both as homemakers and professionals.

22. You might see your bones becoming weaker.

This point is particularly meant for postmenopausal women. If you don’t have sex regularly, the level of oestrogen in your body would never increase naturally. This might lead to osteoporosis or bone thinning.

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23. You might lose your wit and intelligence.

Abstinence prevents our brain from growing and thus can make us lose our intelligence and wit.

24. Your spouse might be at higher risk of having prostate cancer.

If you want your spouse to reduce his chances of developing prostate cancer, make sure that the two of you have an active sex life.

25. You might see your relationship becoming weaker.

If you don’t want to see your relationship with your spouse become weaker as you become more and more busy with your kids and work life, you must have sex at least once every week.

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