п»їThis is what happens to your body when you stop having sex
Voluntarily or involuntarily, when we stop having sex our body sends us certain signals. Would you know how to detect them?
There is no doubt that sex is a fundamental part of any relationship and an important piece in our life in general, not only because of the enjoyment and the different benefits it can provide, but also (and mainly) because it is a instinct present in us. But what happens during periods of "drought"? Does sexual abstinence have negative effects on our body? Apparently, yes. And we do not say it, but science.
What happens to our body when we stop having sex? Of course, each person is different and not everyone is affected equally by the lack of sexual activity. In fact, a person who decides not to have sex can be perfectly healthy. But in general terms, the following consequences have been observed in sexual abstinence:
A less strong immune system
Sexual relations affect immunity: when we have sex with our partner or with different people, our body comes in contact with antigens from other people, which favors immunity. Therefore: the less sex, the less stimulation for our immune system.
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Increase anxiety Whether we want it or not, the lack of sex has become a social prejudice. This is precisely what can generate stress or anxiety in a person who takes time without having sex and who wants to have them. "Prejudice is greater because it is aware of that absence and the psychological impact ends up translating into physiological and organic processes," explained sexologist Francisca Molero, co-director of the Institute of Sexology of Barcelona, вЂ‹вЂ‹in an interview for El Pais.
And is that when we have relationships, our body releases sex hormones such as dopamine or serotonin, two neurotransmitters that give us a sense of well-being or happiness. "If we are wrong, the levels of both substances decrease, so we would have to resort to a natural mechanism such as sex to try to unblock that situation," says Molero. "But we do not do it spontaneously because of the social, moral and cultural conditioning that tells us that this is not right".
Discover the best valued sex toysLess intelligenceA study published in 2013 by Hippocampus concluded that sex could help prevent memory deterioration. Apparently, sexual relations enhance the reproduction of neurons, improve cognitive function and promote the growth of the hippocampus, a part of our brain. If we do not practice sex, these benefits are lost.
Increases the risk of suffering from erectile dysfunctionAs revealed by the American Journal of Medicine in one of its articles: regular sexual activity allows to conserve sexual potency. Therefore, the less sex is practiced, the more likely men have to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
So, you know: there is always a good reason to practice sex every day. Find yours!
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