There are risks to having irregular sex, especially when you were once sexually active.
We all know the benefits of having regular sex; stress reliever, cures headaches, can be relaxing, but what happens when a once sexually active person suddenly decide to stop having sex?
1. You are more anxious: Sex helps people blow off steam. Researchers found that people who abstained from sex struggled to cope with stressful situations like public speaking, compared with those who had intercourse at least once over a 2-week period.
2. You might get cancer: A study presented to the American Urological Association found men who got it on all the time enjoyed – along with the sex – a 20% drop in their risk for prostrate cancer. One reason? Frequent ejaculations may remove potentially harmful substances from the prostate.
3. You are more likely to get sick: Researchers at found that people who had sex once or twice a week enjoyed a 30% boost in immunoglobulin A (IgA), compared with those who had sex seldom or never. IgA is one of the body’s first lines of defense against viruses like the flu.
4. You will be insecure: Not having sex takes a toll on your happiness, closeness, and relationship security, experts say. Going without sex in a marriage can deliver a hit to your self-esteem, engender guilt, and decrease levels of oxytocin and other bonding hormones. It can also increase fears that one of you will look to others for your sexual needs, which can breed a little paranoia.
5. Erectile dysfunction risk increases: Men who have sex infrequently are twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who do it once a week or more. Since the penis is a muscle, frequent sex may help preserve potency in a similar way that physical exercise helps maintain strength.
6. You get the blues: Women feel more depressed the longer they go without having sex, reports a study. The researchers say some compounds found in semen – including melatonin, serotonin, and oxytocin—may have mood-boosting benefits for women who have unprotected intercourse.