science What Happens to Your Body When You Have Too Much Sex?  

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Isn’t sex great? It’s a well known observation having sex can make you feel better emotionally, it keeps you healthy, and it’s fun. But what about if you’re having too much sex? As they say south of the border, “demasiado sexo,” or too much sex, can have negative repercussions. Spending too much time in bone town can take you to chafing city, and might even put you on the slow train to chronic back pain county. Alas, too much of a good thing even applies to sex, which might be the best thing. Most of you don’t have to worry about most of the things that happen to your body when you have too much sex, but if you're hitting the sheets on a daily basis, you should read up on these sexaholic problems to make sure you’re staying healthy.

The biology of sex gets our chemicals grooving in a way that puts us at peak human. Our bodies suddenly decide we should be running marathons, our neurons are stoked to be alive, and who can forget the orgasms? But the physical effects of too much sex can take a violent toll on our bodies; leaving us broken pieces of meat who can’t stop bleeding (nasty! but seriously...). To be fair, there are a couple of good things that come along with having non-stop sex. Continue, brave readers, for a whiff of... that's the wrong phrase to use here. An penetrating dive into educational trip down Oversexed Lane. 

Your Orgasms Turn Against You


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Isn't ejaculating great? Well, it might not be if you're doing it constantly. According to Jonathan D. Schiff, MD, assistant clinical professor of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, you're in for a world of hurt if you can't cool it with all the sex.

He says: “When people ejaculate eight to ten times over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, it’s going to cause some pain and discomfort when you go to that extreme amount." Stop busting those nuts, fellas. 

UTIs Can Be a Problem


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Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine, explains: "The urethra—the tube that goes from outside up into the bladder—is literally right next to the vagina." So, when you have sex, bacteria from the vagina can very easily be rubbed into the urethra and travel up to the bladder, causing an infection. If you're having a lot of sex in a little time, you're more likely to get a UTI than someone who only travels bimonthly to bone town. Some of the easiest ways to avoid getting a UTI are drinking plenty of fluids and going to the bathroom right after you finish intercourse. 

You're Going to Get Raw


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If you're having a lot of sex, say two times a day for a month, you're going rub your genitals raw unless you use some kind of lubricant. If there's one problem with the human body, it doesn't self lubricate (other than the honey pot, that is), and because of that, you can develop skin sores, or possibly even calluses, on your genitalia. If you start to notice tender areas on your genitals, you might just need to take a break from all that sex and invest in some lotion. 

The Body Gets Used to All That Sex


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Having sex on the reg is great, but if you're constantly getting down with people, you're going to become used to the sensations, and sex will lose the excitement it once held. It's like if your favorite food is pizza and you eat it every day. Or if your favorite sex act is oral, and you eat it every day. If you do that, there's a chance you'll lose your taste for pizza. Or beaver. Or at least your nonstop excitement for it. How do you make sure this doesn't happen to you? Easy: scale back all the pizza sex, and maybe even work out a set schedule for your bang sessions.