It is another weekend. For a while now, this platform fell short of bringing our usual weekend social topics. We would try to remedy that hence. For today, we would look at sex education. Some persons by choice or other circumstances go for a while without having sex. Off course, your body reacts when you stop having sex. Today we want to look at those things. This report has been compiled with the help of Dr. Mark Lawton from the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.
- Will your Vagina get tighter?
You will not become revirginized and your hymen will definitely not grow back. Any tightness felt when you start having sex again is a relaxation issue. It’s important that you relax when you have sex. If you don’t, the muscles can tense up which makes sex painful,’ he says. ‘You may well be anxious about having sex if you haven’t had it in a while, which can lead to tension that can make it uncomfortable.’ So basically, relax, lots of foreplay and lube and it’ll be like you never stop having sex in the first place.
2. You might feel more depressed and anxious
It’s well known that the release of endorphins during and after love-making improves your mood and makes you less stressed. So, when you stop, you will no longer benefit from that release. ‘Certainly sex releases endorphins and happy hormones that give a sense of wellbeing that you might no longer get,’ says Dr. Lawton.
Some small studies found that people who have regular intercourse had better stress responses than those who just masturbated, or had sex without penetration.
‘Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who recently had penile–vaginal intercourse than for people who had other or no sexual activity,’ is the way the study put it.
3. Libido drop
Some good news for those worrying about being haunted by sexual frustration. Your sex drive it turns out is likely to drop anyway when you stop having regular sex as you won’t be experiencing the same rush of hormones. Men, for example, will have lower testosterone levels in their body if they stop having sex. ‘Having sex raises testosterone levels in the body, which increases libido and leads to more sexual desire,’ explains Dr. Lawton. ‘Lower testosterone levels in the body means lower desire.’
4. erectile dysfunction
Sorry men. The drop in testosterone in the body ‘could lead to erectile dysfunction’ according to Dr. Lawton. There have even been studies into it, with this one finding that men who had sex less than once a week were twice more likely to have problems getting an erection.
5. Decreased risk of STIs and UTIs
Your risk of sexually transmitted diseases will decrease dramatically if you stop having sex. Funnily enough. Women who also know the excruciating, burning pain of urinary tract infections can rejoice in knowing their chances of developing them decrease too, with sex being the main cause. If it’s simply penetrative sex that’s off the table and you’re still engaging in some kind of sexual activity, like oral for example, you still have to take precautions, though.
6. it’s usually a confidence thing
Dr. Lawton emphasises that just because you’re struggling to get back in the sack, it doesn’t mean you should ‘write yourself off’. It’s often the fear and anxiety of having sex again after a long period of time that can cause sexual dysfunction for both men and women – erectile problems for men and vaginal tightness or dryness for women.
‘Psychologically, it’s the stress of thinking about it and having sex again that results in these issues,’ says Dr. Lawton. ‘At my clinic, we get older people who have lost a partner or gone through a divorce who are out there trying to date again and might have lost some confidence. You shouldn’t write yourself off. If you have any issues, you should see your GP.’
God is still saying something
Culled from Metro UK online blog.