For many singles and even some couples , self-isolation has meant abstaining from sex , whether they've been practicing physical distancing for safety reasons or just not feeling very sexual—which is completely okay! But after a while of no intimacy, it's easy to wonder Is not having sex healthy? And will our vaginas change from abstaining for a long time? You might be familiar with myths such as vaginas "close up" if we stop having sex , but we connected with sex experts to find out exactly if certain myths are true.
9 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Have Sex For A While
9 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Having Sex
YourTango breaks down how your nether regions react during a dry spell. Sex is good for our body in ways we can't even imagine. From better sleep to a stronger immune system to burning calories and boosting our mood, getting some is good in many ways. Of course, that also means that not having sex can create some That's not to say that it's wrong to take a sex break now and then. Life gets in the way, or we may be between relationships and it's just not part of our daily life equation.
What Happens to Your Vagina When You Don't Have Sex for a While
Image for representation. The following are some of the things you may notice when you stop having sex. Sexual activity increases the release of endorphins and oxytocin in the body. These are not just hormones but also neurotransmitters that help regulate stress, mood and sleep.
If you're going through a period of sexual abstinence , then beware. Your vagina is going to grow cobwebs, tumbleweeds will roll across your pelvic floor, and nobody will be able to get into your intimate bits again without a crowbar and a sacrificial goat. Oh wait, except none of that is true. There are some physical consequences of going a while without sex , but most of them are results of not getting the health benefits that sex can offer. It sucks, I know, but you are not going to freeze up, grow a new hymen, become incapable of ever going near another person's sexual organs again, or drop dead unexpectedly of sexual frustration.