This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Lovemaking

Lovemaking is one of the most physically intense and demanding activities that healthy people routinely experience. Breathing intensifies. Temperatures can rise. Flush intense feeling are normally part of it. Completion can lead to a deep sense of complete calm and even to spontaneous deep sleep. If it can have that sort of profound effect, it seems that something is really going on here and that there should be some sort of health impact. It also seems like any impact associated with it should be positive. But is this true?

Indeed, lovemaking is a solid work out for many systems of the body, including the endocrine system. This is true for both men and women. Do something to the endocrine system and it will impact everything connected to it, which really is all most everything in the body.

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

The connections between the love act and several body systems is strong and real. Thankfully, it is all positive too.

Here are 7 things that can happen when you lose that loving feeling:

1. You’ll feel more anxious. 
Lovemaking helps people blow off steam. Scottish researchers found people who abstained from Lovemaking struggled to cope with stressful situations like public speaking, compared with those who had intercourse at least once over a 2-week period. During Lovemaking, the brain releases feel-good chemicals, such as endorphins and oxytocin, which help you feel more at ease, the researchers say.

2. Men, watch out for prostate cancer.

Guys who stop having Lovemaking may miss out on the prostate-protecting perks of frequent trysts. A study presented to the American Urological Association found men who got it on all the time enjoyed—along with the Lovemaking—a 20% drop in their risk for prostate cancer. One reason? Frequent ejaculati0ns may remove potentially harmful substances from the prostate.

3. You’re more susceptible to colds and flu.

Less Lovemaking may reduce your exposure to germs. Unfortunately, you’ll also skip the immune-boosting benefits of a weekly roll in the hay. Researchers at Wilkes-Barre University in Pennsylvania found people who had Lovemaking once or twice a week enjoyed a 30% boost in immunoglobulin A (IgA), compared with those who had Lovemaking seldom or never. IgA is one of the body’s first lines of defense against viruses, the study authors say.

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