One study found that more things happen in our bodies than we know when we don’t have sex for a considerable amount of time.
Research, compiled by scientists from a landmark study in 2005, suggests that problems such as slower brain growth and increased stress levels may arise.
Research, published in the journal Biological Psychology, has shown how sex increases the levels of endorphins and the hormone oxytocin.
Oxytocin has been shown in studies to offset the effects of the stressful hormone cortisol.
With more people less likely to enjoy the action given the restrictions on coronavirus locking, The Mirror followed a list of side effects attributed to less sex.
You get sick more often
Studies show that sex makes the human body produce more immunoglobin A, the disease-fighting antibody.
According to Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, people who have sex twice a week produce 30% more immunoglobin A than those who abstain.
Higher risk of heart disease
Some scientific studies have found that having sex twice a week halves a man’s chance of clogging their arteries compared to those who engage in less than once a month.
Men who have regular sex are thought to often have better circulation and healthier blood vessels.
Slowed brain growth
Sex could actually make you smarter in your old age.
Studies by the Universities of Oxford and Coventry have found that people with regular romps scored better on tests of speech fluency and the ability to perceive objects visually.
Another study found that middle-aged rats produced new brain cells after mating.
It’s harder to get an erection
A 2008 American study found that men who had sex less than once a week were actually twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction later than those who had more regular performance.
Higher risk of developing prostate cancer
Research published in the United States shows that men who ejaculate 21 or more times a year had a 33% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
It has been hypothesized that orgasms reduce risk by reducing stress and regulating cell metabolism.
But if you’ve lost your libido, exercise regularly, stop smoking and eating.
You will be less stimulated
Women’s bodies can react negatively to a lack of action.
No sex for a long time can lead to problems with arousal or reaching an orgasm.
After an interruption in sexual activity, the vagina may not lubricate properly.
The cause is a lack of the hormone estrogen, which makes older women particularly sensitive.
Young women in their 20s and 30s are much less exposed to side effects because they already produce a lot of hormones.
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Porn might not help
Experts say that watching pornography frequently can make men desensitized and less likely to be aroused in the bedroom.
Men in their late teens and early twenties who are watching explicit movies may suffer from the kinds of problems experienced by middle-aged men.