Not Having Sex Could Be Causing Harm To Your Vagina

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Health and Fitness
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Sex can be risky business even if you are in a monogamous relationship. You have to be sure that you and your partner are STD free, but you also have to worry about pregnancy. If you want to avoid the downside of being sexually active, it is best to abstain. However, abstaining from sex, or not having enough sex, could actually harm your vagina.

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How can not having sex cause harm to your vagina?

Not having sex has the potential to cause vaginal atrophy. It is a common treatable condition that happens when the walls of the vagina begin to thin out due to lack of stimulation. This condition doesn't just affect women who do not get much sex, people going through menopause are also at risk since they have lower levels of estrogen. Also, anyone who is receiving treatment for breast cancer has a high chance of developing this condition.

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What happens?

You are likely wondering what vaginal atrophy is doing to the reproductive organs. The answer is not pretty. This condition can cause burning, itching, discharge, difficulty urinating, and painful sex. This video will explain more.

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An orgasm a day will keep the atrophy away.

If you would like to avoid vaginal atrophy, regular orgasms are the key. Orgasms help because they increase the blood flow to the vagina. The good news is that you do not need a partner in order to orgasm. If you were toying with the idea of buying yourself a sex toy, you now have the perfect excuse.

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A healthy sexual relationship is key, even if it is with yourself.

A London-based sex therapist, Dr. Louise Mazanti, said, "It is very important that we have a healthy sex life with a partner or with ourselves. People very often say, ‘I don’t have a sex life because I don’t have a partner’. But forget about that and have a sexual relationship with yourself. It’s about using massage and touching the tissue so that it becomes alive, the blood flows and the tissue becomes elastic. It is really about exercising the tissue."

Not having orgasms can cause a build-up of toxins since there is not enough oxygen to combat the waste tissue in the vagina. These build-ups stop vital nutrients from being properly absorbed and leads to the tissue thinning out. But, lack of sex can cause more than just physical symptoms.

Lack of sex is bad for your mental health.

Lack of sexual stimulation can also affect a person's mental health. "When your ability to have sex and your desire to have sex decreases, it is a massive change in identity," Dr. Maxanti said. "You start to question ‘who am I now if I am not the sexual woman I used to be?' It can cause depression and an identity crisis and deep consideration of an existential nature."

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Sex helps you sleep better.

While we are talking about mental health, we all know how a bad night's sleep can really mess up our day. Sex will help you sleep easier because the hormones released after sex cause one to relax and get sleepy.

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Lack of sex can also affect a person's intellect.

A study was done by the University of Maryland and revealed that regular sex will improve a person's cognitive ability. We must be clear and let you know that not having sex will not make you get more stupid, but it is unlikely that it will help you get smarter either.

So, basically what we are telling you is that you should get it on as often as possible, even if it is by yourself. Your overall health will thank you for it.

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