Disconnect. Job. Travel. Business trip. There are many reasons why your sex life on hold. And just like the demolition of dominoes, dry season in bed affects your health.
Sex trafficking helps to deflate. Scottish scientists have discovered that people who abstain from sex are more difficult to cope with stressful situations, such as giving a speech, of those who have intercourse at least once in two weeks.
During sex, the brain releases substances that make you feel good, such as endorphins and oxytocin, which helps you to be more relaxed.
Men who stop having sex lose the benefits that frequent sex has for prostate health. Study of the American Association of Urology revealed that men who frequently have sex – unless you enjoy – have 20% less chance of developing prostate cancer.
One reason? Ejaculation potentially hazardous substances ejected from the prostate.
Unfortunately, fewer sex means and inferior immunity. Researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found that people who have sex once or twice a week have 30% more immunoglobulin A (IgA), compared with those who have sex rarely or never.
IgA is one of the first lines of defense against viruses, say the authors.
Lack of sex affects happiness, closeness, and security in the relationship, experts say.
“If you are married do not have sex may be a decline in self-esteem, feelings of guilt and reduced levels of oxytocin and other hormones,” Dr. Les Parrott, a psychologist and author of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. “Also appearing fears that one of you might turn to others in terms of satisfying sexual needs, which can lead to paranoia.”
However, Parrott says that this does not mean that couples who are not having sex can not be happy.
“Sex is only one way of expressing intimacy between couples,” he says.
Kissing, holding hands and giving compliments or unexpected gifts can help to restore emotional get together with your partner – although not physically closer.
Use or lose: men who have sex infrequently are twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction than those who have sex once a week or more often, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine.
The authors report that since the penis muscle, frequent sex can help to preserve potency in a similar manner to that exercise helps you to stay strong.
Text: Paige Fowler / Prevention