Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Scary Thing That Can Happen To Your Vagina If You Don’t Have Enough Sex

There’s a joke that if a woman doesn’t have sex for a long period of time, she basically becomes a virgin. Ha ha ha. A virgin! Can you imagine? Ladies, there is something far worse happening down there and it has nothing to do with reclaiming your cherry.

There is a condition called vaginal atrophy that is as bad as it sounds. It occurs when decreased blood flow to the nether regions causes the vaginal wall to thin. Fun! Because the vagina is just like any other muscle, it withers without use. Turns out, having sex on the regular doesn’t just feel good, helps the skin glow and keeps you living longer (up to 8 years!), it keeps your vagina in working order.

Dr Nicole Prause, who runs a sex lab Liberos in the US, has been exploring the science behind climaxing for almost a decade.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Star Online, she revealed more about the health benefits of orgasms, whether through intercourse or masturbation.

She said:

Continued sexual activity has been associated with better neuropsychological tests, specifically number sequencing and recall, suggesting that sexual activity may have the potential to improve or preserve cognitive functions.

Sex appears to decrease stress the following day in satisfying romantic relationships, improve mood and feelings of meaning in life and increase job satisfaction and engagement.

Vaginal atrophy is painful and itchy and can occur in women of all ages, not just those going through menopause, although they are more likely to be effected. And not only are you at risk for this condition if you’re not having sex, but also if you smoke or have never given birth.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sexual activity, with or without a partner, increases blood flow and makes your vaginal tissues more elastic.”

If this isn’t the best excuse to start giving yourself daily orgasms, nothing is.

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