13 Consequences of Abstinence

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Regardless of age, we all would love to have a busy bed schedule. A person’s physical urges usually peak between late teens and early 20s, then it starts to decline with age. Typically, getting busy is a sign of health, but if we stop having it on the regular, can we really lose it if we don’t use it?

The experts say, “yes.” Now that was a relief, isn’t it? You’re not really going nuts and your crankiness has some reason behind it. Science can actually back that up.

We would all agree that making love brings spice to a relationship. It’s not only gratifying your physical needs but your emotional needs as well. The more frequent lovemaking is, the more it revives reproductive health and the more confident you become about having it. You pump up your hormones and flood the dry spell away. But for those who are celibate, here are some of the consequences you may be feeling.

1. Irritability

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She’s already way past her period but she’s still grouchy? The lack of intimacy might be to blame. Not only women but men too. They can become easily angered and stressed due to the lack of opportunity for expression. Although if the abstinence persists, the physical effects will go away along with your desire to do it.

2. Weight Gain

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Making love isn’t just a form of exercise. It also produces changes in our bodies by influencing our hormones and mood. It helps produce testosterone (yes, even women have those!) that helps boost your metabolism and improve workouts. It burns calories about the same amount of running 15 minutes on a treadmill or playing a vigorous game of squash.

3. Things Can Get Swampy

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Getting busy in not only for pleasure but it is also a form of release. For both genders but especially for men. The secretions start to build up because of lack of stimulation so they start releasing themselves throughout the day or at night. It’s just how our bodies were wired so we really can’t control that.

4. Diminished Sense of Smell

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As weird as it sounds, lovemaking can help improve a person’s sense of smell. How? After the deed, the production of a certain hormone surge in our body. And this, in turn, causes stem cells in the brain to develop new cells in the brain’s smell center. How cool is that?

5. Things Loosen Up

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It’s not only men who benefit from regular cuddle time but women as well. The female organ and other pelvic muscles get worked out by the increase in blood flow during lovemaking which helps maintain healthy body parts. And we all know that exercise is good for the body. If a woman experiences dry season the muscles begin to relax and things loosen up down there.

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