Things that quickly happen to your body when you stop having regular sex

May 04, 2018
11:32 A.M.

There are some serious consequences when people stop having intercourses for a long period of time, and while most of them are not good, there's one that might surprise you.


According to Mirror, a 'dry spell' could happen to the most libidinous of people, at least once, and the consequences of it for the body and general psyche are shocking.

These signs appeared mostly in women. The first aspect that changes when they don’t have intercourses regularly is that their libido is reduced.

Libido is a case of ‘use it or lose it.’ According to Sari Cooper, a certified sex therapist, people start feeling more sluggish, with less vitality and libido when they refrain from any of the basic human needs.

However, this is not the case for everybody, as some also claimed that they started feeling more desire after a ‘dry spell.’

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The second thing that changes in women’s bodies is merely physical and it happens mostly on those who are entering the menopause. Cooper revealed that the vaginal walls may weaken.

She explained that without regular frequency of intercourse, the walls of the vagina thin out and, when they get intimately involved with someone again, it can be painful.

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As a way to prevent it, the North American Menopause Society recommends women to couple regularly during menopause.


Apart from these things, women could also experience a loss of lubrication, similar to what happens with their libido. The ability to get lubricated seems to lose effectiveness after a long period of ‘not using’ it.

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Dr. Lauren Streicher explained that it is caused by the lack of estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. Women in their 20s or 30s have plenty of estrogens, which keeps those tissues healthy, elastic, and lubricated.

Unfortunately, women on the menopause, especially those who are on their 60s, have no estrogen left, causing lubrication to be more difficult to achieve at that age.

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Not having intercourses will also have another negative effect. Women’s period pain will get worse, but coupling during menstruation can alleviate menstrual cramps.

The major reason behind this phenomenon is that there is an increase of endorphins, which could help to lessen the feelings of the cramps.

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Even though the effects mentioned before are negative, there is a good thing that women experience when they don’t have sex for a long period of time. Their risk of catching a UTI is reduced.

As reported by the journal American Family Physician, around 80 percent of urinary tract infections in premenopausal women occur within 24 hours of having an intercourse.

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