Work, travel, there are a lot of reasons your sex life may be stalled. And, like knocking over that first domino, your dry spell in the sack can affect your health in many ways both good and bad. Although not being sexually active can seriously affect your self-esteem and libido, it affects your health too because your body reacts to this as well. Some of the common reactions include lack of focus, feeling sad, lack of libido, as well as an increased risk of health issues. Here are 9 things that can happen when you lose that loving feeling.
#1. You’ll feel more anxious
Sex helps people blow off steam. People who abstained from sex struggled to cope with stressful situations like public speaking, compared with those who had intercourse at least once over a 2-week period. During sex, the brain releases feel-good chemicals, such as endorphins and oxytocin, which help you feel more at ease, the researchers say.