Here are some of the effects of lacking sex that most people don’t know about

Dry spells – lack of sex – is something that almost every human can relate to.But do you know what is happening to your body when you’re in one of those long dry spells?Many don’t have an idea.

Here is a clue according to research by The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

1. You might feel more depressed and anxious

Sex isn’t just something that feels good in the moment – it can make you feel good all day long. 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.

2. Men, sex can help you avoid prostate cancer

Guys who stop having sex may miss out on the prostate-protecting perks of frequent trysts. A study presented to the American Urological Association found men who have more sex had 20% drop in their risk for prostate cancer. One reason? Frequent ejaculations may remove potentially harmful substances from the prostate.

3. You easily get colds and flues

Sex according to the research boosts immunity. According to a research, people who had sex once or twice a week enjoyed a 30% boost in immunoglobulin A (IgA), compared with those who had sex seldom or never.

4. Less bladder control and erectile dysfunction

Sex also helps you manage your bladder muscles and keep off erectile dysfunction. The more you have sex, the easier it’s for you to get aroused.

5. Your stress levels increase

In high school, whenever a female teacher was in bad mood, guys would whisper “she needs sex”. Then it seemed like just a saying. But according to the research, when you have sex you can’t get more anxious because there’s a decrease in “feel-good” hormones being released. Sex can help you control your stress levels.

6. Your dreams change

On the positive side of things, you may start having sex dreams or even orgasm in your sleep. It’s not the same as the real deal, but it’s a nice substitute.

7. Your intelligence stagnates

There’s an old wives’ tale that abstinence makes you more intelligent. The truth is actually the opposite: Scientists have demonstrated that sexual activity boosts neuron growth in the brain’s hippocampus.

8. Ladies, you won’t get tighter

Having sex can be like a workout for your Kegels. stopping only loosens them. So no, you will not become re-virginalised.