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What happens when men stop having sex?

Did you know that changes to your sex life may also cause changes to your penis and sex drive too?

We all know that normal hormone levels ensure the penis stays healthy; not having sex for too long could have opposite effects.

If you’re a man going through a dry spell or practicing abstinence, you could damage your sex life in the future.

Here’s how:

1. Weaker penile muscles

Just like any other muscle in your body, the penis muscles require exercise. Whether you exercise it with a partner or on your own- through masturbation, the most important thing is that you exercise it.

Erections help to keep your penis in shape as it is a form of exercise. If the muscles in the penis are not exercised at all or only after long periods, this means that they will weaken.

To remain elastic, the spongy tissue in your penis must regularly receive a burst of blood flow, a process that occurs during erections. If it doesn’t, it’s possible your penis can lose elasticity.

The specific changes are often experienced by men who have certain neurologic, circulatory, or hormonal physical problems that prevent them from having erections.

If you have health conditions that make it difficult to have an erection, visit the doctor to explore the best treatment option.

2. Increased risk of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a condition that prevents men from sustaining an erection.

Several studies have shown that men who don’t have sex or have it less often are twice likely to develop erectile dysfunction compared to those who have it more regularly.

It is, however, important to note that just because a man is not having sex does not necessarily mean that he will develop erectile dysfunction.

3. Lower libido

A man who hasn’t had sex for some time may want to have sex less than someone who has it often. Lower libido is a normal side effect of not having sex and is due to a decrease in testosterone. The good news is that if you decide to get back in action, your libido should bounce back too.

4. Prostate Cancer

There’s growing evidence that shows that men who ejaculate more often could have a lower chance of having prostate cancer.

Finally, the lesson here gentlemen are to have more sex and/or masturbate. Sex is not o ly good for your health but also decreases the risk of ED, low libido, shrinkage in penis size, and Prostrate Cancer.

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