Whether that seems a little or a lot is totally your business, but one thing is for sure - "dry spells" happen to even the most libidinous of people. Maybe it's self-imposed. Maybe it's just the way the rotten cookie of life sometime crumbles. Whatever the story behind your fallow bedroom times, a lack of sex will unsurprisingly have a knock-on effect on your body and general psyche.
Not having sex for a long time: Are there side effects?
A lack of bedroom action can cause a long list of side-effects. Sex is good for you. Researchers have spent a long time looking at the health benefits of bedroom action. But did you know that not having sex can be bad for you? There are many ways that a lack of action can affect your body. If you are going through a prolonged spell of no sexual activity, you could potentially be storing up a host of problems. These include increasing your risk of heart disease and stopping you getting aroused in the future, the Mirror reports.
What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Having Sex: Pros and Cons
People go through dry spells for lots of reasons. The attraction between the people in a couple can diminish. Regular sex improves the immune system and prepares the body to fight off illness by releasing endorphins.
Sex positivity is a great thing. While there are many reasons people choose to have sex pleasure, pleasing others, intimacy, stress relief, escape, or self-validation , there are plenty of other ways to meet these reasons without having sex. More importantly, being purely and wholly disinterested in sexual activity is a choice that needs to be respected. So, in a world that oversimplifies sex, it may be helpful to understand what never having sex really means and how to explain it to others.