Did you know that the sudden absence of sex can affect your health? These are 5 ways in which it affects us:
Depression – A number of studies have come to the conclusion that the longer you do not have sex, the easier you can develop depression.
Anxiety – It is scientifically proven that sex helps release stress. During the intercourse, the brain chemicals that allow positive emotions and you relaxation are released; chemicals such as endorphins and oxytocin. When you lack these chemicals, especially if you are used to them, it makes sense to come to mood swings.
Weak immunity – The less you have sex the weaker your immunity will be. If you go from having regular sex to having not as regular sex, you will also lower the production of antibodies that can raise your immunity and fight viruses and thus will become more susceptible to colds and flu.
Reduced risk of infections – If you trust the studies, nearly 80% of urinary infections occur 24 hours after intercourse. During sex, bacteria from the vagina can find their way to the bladder, causing inflammation. This means that the reduction of sex will reduce the risk of urinary infections.
Negative impact on the relationship – if you are in a relationship and you do not have regular sex, it can significantly affect your relationship in a bad sense. Lack of sex can negatively affect your self-esteem by reducing oxytocin and other hormones that also affect your behavior and mood. But having a certain period without sex while in a relationship does not necessarily mean that you will be unhappy. Sex is an expression of intimacy between two people, just like kissing, hand holding and giving compliments, so you can connect this way, not only physically.