Most people eventually have a dry phase in which they avoid intimacy for a sizable amount of time. If you are experiencing abstinence, you may be curious about how it may affect your health.
Following are five potential consequences of lacking intimacy.
1. Stress and anxiety.
In the course of intimate activity, the body releases endorphins and the hormone oxytocin. Controlling the consequences of stress or anxiety can be facilitated by these neurochemicals. Oxytocin also helps with sleep, which is an extra bonus. If you don’t regularly engage in intimate activity, your body might release these hormones less frequently, which could make it harder for you to cope with stress.
2. Your blood pressure can spike.
After a wonderful night of passionate love, everything in the world can feel better. Even though you have many deadlines and your boss won’t stop micromanaging you, the fact that you are constantly getting recruited makes all of these problems seem extremely manageable.
According to science, that is not a coincidence. In fact, a 2006 study that was published in the academic journal Biological Psychology found that people who regularly engaged in romantic relationships had lower blood pressure than those who did not.
3. Weakened Bladder.
You already know that having an intimate relationship is the best workout for your kegel muscles, which support your bladder’s ability to retain urine. Furthermore, studies show that if you don’t have regular intimacy, you’ll be going to the restroom far too often unless you’re regularly doing other kegel exercises.
4. Weakened Vaginal Walls.
When a woman engages in more intimacy, her vaginal wall’s tissues become stronger and drier, which causes it to become loose and thin. Conversely, when she doesn’t engage in enough intimacy, these tissues weaken and dry out, which causes them to become more fragile.
5. Reduced intimate desire.
Infrequent closeness is thought to affect someone’s desire or drive for intimacy. If you and your partner aren’t cuddling in bed, you can expect a decline in your desire to be intimate. Celibacy is expected to last for a time during the postpartum period.