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4 Things That Happen to Our Body When We Abstain from Sex!

Sex is a natural part of life, even though there are still many countries in which it is considered a taboo! There are people who fully enjoy it and people who fear of giving or receiving pleasure. There are cultures which make females feel guilty for performing this activity. There are religions and disciplines who prohibit having sex to people who want to become followers of a certain teaching and there are some philosophies whose core practice is based on this activity, such as Tantra Yoga.

Whatever the case, there are certain things that happen to the human body when we stop practicing sex and this refers to all people with the sole exception of spiritual teachers or some other yogic followers who have transcended over the needs of the physical body.

  1. “Wet” Dreams

When we stop practicing sex and we even combine this abstinence with no masturbation whatsoever, our dreams are the first alarm that is triggered. Without the release of hormones which happens when having an orgasm, we might have wet dreams more than usual and even climax during sleep. The first time this happens, it might seem extremely weird, but there is nothing to be afraid of, as this is simply the body’s way of telling us that we are in need of a hormone and/or stress relief!

  1. You Might Feel Less Happy

This isn’t true for everyone, but without the release of melatonin, endorphins and other feel good hormones, which happens during sex, you might be left with feelings of sadness. It’s not only the chemical reaction though. A research shows that when having sex, just the simple act of being physically close to someone and knowing that you are attractive to that person, makes us feel more loved and self-confident!

  1. You May Feel More Anxious

Stress, anxiety, impatience and other similar conditions might come hand in hand with the abstinence from sex. There is no great philosophy about this as sex is a primal need and when that need is not met, the body releases more adrenaline which can in turn cause some of the above mentioned symptoms.

  1. Increased Mental Performance

Studies show that sexual activity boosts neuron growth in the brain’s hippocampus. This is not a scientific mumbo-jumbo and its quite logical as when the body has excess energy, it simply allocates it. So there is at least one thing that is good when not getting lucky which is getting smarter!

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