infections goes down if you’re not having sex, but the rates of urinary tract infections may decrease as well.
But this depends on the kind of sex you’re having. Intercourse may really be responsible for potentially increasing the risk of recurrent bladder infections, due to the spread of bacteria that can occur.
Eighty percent of UTIs in premenopausal women occur within 24 hours of having sex, and as the journal, American Family Physician stated, “Frequency of sexual intercourse is the strongest predictor of recurrent urinary tract infections.”
If you’re not having intercourse, you avoid these risks.
Your Mood Changes:
You may feel happy or unhappy.
Certainly sex releases endorphins and happy hormones that give a sense of wellbeing that you might no longer get.
From a psychological point of view, someone might feel a responsibility to have sex – they feel that they should be having it. If they are not, that could also lead to a low mood.
Sex is part physical, part mental. When people have sex they’re usually having skin-to-skin contact, and this kind of contact is the first primal way we as humans get comforted [as babies with our mothers.
Sexual connection give partners loads of skin-to-skin caressing and touching and can help to regulate one another’s moods, through the release of the feel-good hormone oxytocin.
Without the benefit of these natural pick-me-ups, you might be prone to feeling low—but that doesn’t mean you’ll become clinically depressed.
Although studies have shown that depression and a lack of sex are linked, this reflects an association, not cause and effect.
While it is true that sex can help boost