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5 things that happen to your body when you don’t have sex for a long time

How long should a woman stay without sex? What happens when a woman stops having sex? What happens to a woman’s body if she doesn’t have sex for a long time? Are there health implications of lack of sex?

The answers to these questions will be answered in this article. Sex is important in relationships. This is why I don’t understand why a lot of Nigerian women pretend about it, especially religious ones.

When they hear other women talk about sex, orgasms, what turns them on and orgasms, these very good religious girls start turning up their judgmental noses at these women.

Women go through dry spells for different reasons. Sometimes, women who aren’t in defined relationship prefer to wait until they find the right person before they hit the sheets.
The attraction between couples can diminish, leading to a lack of sexual activity.
Some women may not have sex because they are not in the mood or because they have health issues. So, what happens when you don’t have sex for a long time?
If that break goes on for too long, it could affect your body and some parts of your life. But it’s important to remember that there’s no right or wrong amount of orgasms for every woman.


Women have different sex drive which could also be subject to change because of that time of the month or how they are feeling at a particular time. What’s key is that every woman finds out what works best for her.

What happens if you don’t have sex for a long time? Lack of sex can have adverse health impacts like increased anxiety, depression and trouble sleeping. It might even compromise your immune system.

Here are some of the effects of not having sex Nigerian women should lay to heart:

Vaginal dryness and lack of stimulation

If you are a woman who has gone through menopause, you have another reason to keep having sex.

Without regular intercourse, your vagina can tighten and its tissues can get thinner. You are more likely to get injured, have a tear, or even bleed during sex.

This can be so uncomfortable that women with these symptoms avoid having sex, which can make it worse.

Changes related to menopause, such as vaginal dryness and irritation, can be treated with lubricants, moisturizers, or low dose estrogen.

Cardiovascular health risk

If you do not have sex on a regular basis, you are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In addition to being a source of exercise, sexual intercourse helps keep your estrogen and progesterone levels in balance, which can lower your risk of heart disease.

Anxiety and stress

If you don’t have sex with your partner often, this may make you feel less connected to them which can leave you both stressed, cranky and irritable.

Sex makes your body release hormones, like oxytocin and endorphins, that can help you manage the effects of stress.

Your body needs Oxytocin because it has the added benefit of helping you enjoy a good night’s rest. Good sleep is important for optimal health.

Memory loss

What happens to your body when you are not having sex? Some studies have shown that people who have sex often are better at recalling memories.

There are also signs that sex can help your brain because it can help your brain grow neurons and work better in general.

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I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.



  1. Sarah

    October 1, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Kate , I’ve learn a lot from you , I’m working hard and hope to meet people like you someday. We appreciate you!

    • Kate

      October 1, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you. I look forward to meeting you too. You are unique and great. Take care.

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