Having an active sex life leads to various health benefits, but did you know what happens to your body when not having regular sex?

A nonexistent sex life can affect you both physically and mentally. Less bladder control, depression and erectile dysfunction are just some of the side affects you may experience if you resist getting busy.

The effects of abstinence differ on a case-by-case basis, but there can be both benefits and disadvantages to abstaining from sex.

  1. The vagina becomes narrower
    The sensation of tightness has nothing to do with the number of your sexual partners. In the period of abstinence, vaginal muscles “forget” how to relax. Do not worry, they will recall very quickly!
  2. Cardiovascular disease
    If you practice frequently and regularly, sex can be great for maintaining shape and preserve health. Sex particularly affect the preservation of the cardiovascular system.
  3. Weakens the immune system
    Sexual activity has a positive effect on the immune system. Masturbation can help, but the act of sex actually encourages the body to actively fight infections and diseases.
  4. Dealing with stress
    Sex is an activity that relieves stress and reduces tension. Too much stress can lead to high blood pressure and affects the social aspect of life.
  5. Men often suffer from erectile dysfunction
    Men who abstain or do not have regular sexual relationships, often suffer from erectile dysfunction than men who have regular sexual intercourse. Regular sex has a positive effect on the penis.
  6. Lowers libido
    Some experts claim that regular sexual relations boost libido and that abstinence can lead to a decrease in sexual desire. Others argue that abstinence can stronger libido, which leads to the conclusion that the libido is very relative and it depends on the individual.