Getting frisky is human nature – but what happens if you’re lacking some action between the sheets? Well, according to YourTango – bad things can happen. We’re talking mental issues, depression, increased risk for health issues and more! See – when men complain that they may DIE without getting some nookie…there may actually be some truth to it (okay…maybe not death – but still).
Here are a handful of the things that may happen to you if your sex life has hit a bit of a brick wall according to YourTango and MSN:
- You’re get sick more often.
- Your stress levels increase.
You can get more anxious because there’s a decrease in “feel good” hormones being released, says Dr. Honickman. Lack of sex is stressful. Even studies have shown that when you’re going through a sex rut, you absolutely have a harder time dealing with stress-inducing situations.
- You grow apart from your partner.
If you’re in a relationship, you may start getting insecure about the connection you have with your honey. To that end, other people are going to become more attractive to you. Take this as a sign that a healthy sex life is important.
- You self-esteem might suffer.
- For men, the risk for prostate cancer rises.
It’s more than your immune system. Dr. Honickman says a man’s risk for prostate cancer rises if they go without having sex for long periods of time. That seems pretty unfair. No sex AND you might die. Thanks, universe.
On the upside, your risk of contracting an STD or UTI is dramatically reduced…so there’s that.