Sex is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes. So when you find yourself going through a dry spell it can feel a little like the end of the world. In a way it is. If you’re not getting any, there’s a whole part of life you’re not part of. Potentially worse still, a lack of sex has a negative effect on you physically and mentally.
Studies have shown the less sex you have the more harm it causes your body and general well being.
Here are four of the biggest concerns.
Sorry to say lads, but if your Johnson isn’t getting a regular workout, there’s a greater chance you might struggle with erectile problems in the future. In it’s most basic form the penis is a muscle, and like any muscle, if it’s not regularly used it will grow weak. Just like regular exercise, having sex often helps keep the penis fit and healthy and means you’re less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Your Immune System Weakens
Getting your end away is a proven immune booster according to researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. They found people who get laid once or twice a week produce a higher level of antibodies used to fight off general illness. So not only does sex feel great but helps you stay healthy, as long as you are using protection of course.
Higher Risk Of Prostate Cancer
One of the biggest concerns men have as they head towards middle age is the risk of prostate cancer. A study of over 30,000 men by various universities in America and published in the medical journal European Urology found men who orgasm frequently have a 22 per cent drop in their risk of getting prostate cancer. Of course masturbation also helps this – but just like a game of Tennis, it’s more fun with a partner.
The biggest concern when going through a dry spell is the impact it can have on your metal health. Struggling to get laid doesn’t just hit your confidence levels and cause low self-esteem, but also affects your stress levels and can cause high blood pressure and greater moments of anxiety. Considering how fucked the world already is and the amount of stress most of us deal with in our everyday life, the ability to “fuck the pain away,” as Peaches once sang, appears the best way to keep your mental health in tip top shape these days.