We’ve all gone through a bit of a “dry spell” before. Maybe you were single after being in a serious relationship for a long time, maybe you were really busy with work, maybe you moved back home with your parents and had nowhere to bring booty calls. Either way, it probably sucked because you were horny. But it was also not doing your body any favors health-wise.
Yes, even though sex is made out to be “naughty,” it’s actually really good for you. So when you don’t have it, and you don’t masturbate either, your body changes. Here’s how:
1. Your Period Cramps May Get Worse
Having an orgasm can temporarily relieve your period cramps, so it makes sense that not getting any sexual satisfaction makes them worse. Bummer.
Sex is one of the best stress relievers out there. Sure, exercise is a great stress reliever, but who wants to go to the gym when they could be getting boned? If you’re not having sex or exercising, you’re probably going to be a lot more stressed than you should be. So next time you feel stressed as fuck, turn on your favorite porno and get to work.
4. You Won’t Get As Wet Next Time
Your vag is like a muscle, if you don’t work it out, it’s going to take some adjusting. If you don’t use your vagina for a while, when you do use it it’s going to take longer to get lubricated. Similarly, guys who stop having sex have been found more likely to develop ED (erectile dysfunction) in old age, according to Medical Daily.
5. You Won’t Get Smarter
Weirdly enough, scientists have found that having sex causes a boost in cognitive function and in the brain’s hippocampus. So basically, having sex makes you smarter. While being abstinent won’t make you dumb necessarily, it will prevent you from learning as quickly as your friends who fuck. In the experiment that scientists did on lab rats, they found that the rats who had sex had neuron growth in their brain, whereas the rats who didn’t have sex had no neuron growth whatsoever.
6. You Won’t Get Tighter
Being a born-again virgin is not a real thing. You may have felt “tighter” after not having sex for a while, but it’s actually just that your vagina is taking longer to warm up to sex because it’s not used to it. Which means that sex isn’t going to be as pleasurable for you.