We all go through a dry spell from time to time and though we usually think our desire to get back on that horse and ride (yeah we went there) is just hormonal, there are actually some legitimate reasons to go out there and get your groove back. These consequences of not having sex (including the DIY kind) might surprise you, but we promise you they’re very real. And if you want to have an enjoyable sex life again one day, you better heed your body’s withdrawal warnings.
You Lose The Desire To Do It
When you don’t do it, your body produces fewer of the hormones that make you want to. Don’t get them pumping again and your hormones could convince you to stretch this dry spell way out. We’re pretty sure that’s not what you had in mind when you decided to take a little break from this extracurricular activity while you get over your ex and get back into the dating scene now is it?
You Get Sick More Often
Did you know that people who have sex once or twice a week have higher levels of antibodies to fight colds? That means better protection against colds and flu.
PMS Is A Little Worse
Have your cramps been a bit more intense lately? Your dry spell might be to blame. Regular sex means more estrogen in your system to reduce the pain of PMS.
Things Loosen Up
One of the first things that happens during a long dry spell? The muscles of the vagina begin to relax, and things can loosen up down there.
You Get More Productive
Not all of the consequences of not having sex are negative. Sexual energy has to go somewhere, and women are more likely to channel it into work.
Sex Might Be Awkward Next Time
Confidence is the key to climaxing, and you lose some of that edge when you don’t have intercourse on a regular basis.
Things Can Get Swampy
When all of those stored up secretions aren’t flushed through consistent intercourse, they start releasing themselves throughout the day…
Grouchy? Lack of sex might be to blame. Jonesing for it can make you moody. But go without it for long enough, and your bad mood will go away–along with your desire to do it altogether.
Vivid Sex Dreams
Another consequence that’s not so bad. Too bad you can’t control when you have them.
You’re At Greater Risk For Heart Disease
It sounds crazy, but one study found that having sex three or more times a week cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack by half.
Your Sense of Smell Gets Worse
Want to have more fun when you stop to smell the roses? You might need a roll in the hay.
Sex isn’t just a workout. It produces testosterone that improves your workouts and gives your metabolism a little boost.
A Semi-Permanent Bad Mood
Did you know that semen is an antidepressant? Seriously. Take it vaginally or orally and you can put a permanent boost in your mood.
Go without and you’re more prone to falling into a funk than those who get a weekly dose.
You Don’t Get To Have Sex
Well, duh. And “it,” whether alone or with a partner, is pretty amazing!