1. Your rhythm gets thrown off the next time you have sex
You know that old expression, “if you don’t use it, you lose it?” Science suggests that to a degree, that might be true.
A scientific study concluded that men in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who weren’t sexually active were more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution: even if you don’t have a partner, the research suggests ejaculating regularly can help relieve some of these outcomes.
2. If you don’t masturbate, your risk of prostate cancer goes up
If your dry spell extends to the self-pleasure zone – that is, if you’re not masturbating at all – ” (a.k.a. pulling off at least 4.6 to seven times a week) is associated to a lower risk of prostate cancer.
So get out those baby wipes and turn on Pornhub for the welfare of your health.
3. Your blood pressure can spike
A great night of lovemaking can make everything else in the world feel better.
In 2006 study found that people who were having regular sex had lower levels of blood pressure than those who weren’t.
4. You get more stressed out
There’s a scientific reason for that. Neuroscientist Dr. Debra W Soh said in an interview with Men’s Health that during orgasm, “endorphins are released that can help to improve your mood. So, if you manage to use sex as a way of coping with stress, a hard spell can be doubly frustrating.”
5. Your immune system gets weaker
Orgasms are uncommonly useful to your immune system, as psychologists Carl Charnetski and Francis Brennan Jr found.
Those samples were found to contain an extremely high concentration of the common-cold busting antibody immunoglobulin A.
Who knew that extremely close contact was a net-positive in terms of preventing illness?
6. Your work performance might slip
Most dry spells have two parts: the part where you’re insanely horny and turned on by even a slightly curvaceous frying pain; and the part where you’re down in the dumps and can’t also be motivated to get off the couch.
That can even spill over into your employment satisfaction. An Oregon State University study found that couples with an active sex life were much happier at work.
“Maintaining a healthy relationship that includes a healthy sex life will help employees stay happy and engaged in their work, which benefits the employees and the organizations they work for,” says Keith Leavitt, an associate professor at the college.
There you go, guys: feel free to blame missing that meeting on not getting laid. I’m sure your boss will understand.