9 Things To Expect From Your Body When You Stop Having Sex

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6. Your heart health might suffer

There are strong links between a healthy sex life and a strong heart. Both hormonal and aerobic benefits come from sex, although there's no real definitive answer on what happens to your heart after you stop having sex. Although, if you're the type of person who's gonna take out your frustration at the gym, it may end up making your heart healthier.

7. You might take longer to get wet

It's kind of like regular maintenance on a car. You need to keep things tuned up down there in order for them to start up when you need them. Sex health experts have pointed out that the process of getting "wet" benefits from regular activity. If you stop for a bit, you may need some extra time to get going when you hop back into things.

8. Your risk of STIs and UTIs drop drastically

Okay, so this one seems pretty obvious. But it's one of the positive side-effects of a dry spell. The STI part may seem pretty obvious, but since UTIs are generallly caused by the transfer of bacteria to the urinary tract during sex, you're basically in the clear.

9. You'll be less intelligent

Seriously. This is a thing. Scientists have legit proven that sexual activity boosts neuron growth in your brain. Abstinence, on the other hand, does nothing for your brain. "But I'm reading a lot more!" Ya, okay. That just means you're bored. Obviously you won't LOSE intelligence, and there are other ways to promote brain growth, but sex is probably the most fun way to do it.

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