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Weird Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Having Sex

For centuries, religious monastics and many a spinster aunt have chosen to abstain and forgo getting it on, all likely for very different reasons. Many people don't know, though, what happens to their bodies when they don't have sex. Because dry spells usually affect everyone at some point in life, whether by choice or by circumstance, it can be helpful to know the possible toll such periods will have on overall health and well-being.

So what, besides frustration and longing, is the impact of abstinence on the human body? While there may be no threat of contracting an STD, the impact on our physiological and mental health can be quite profound, ranging from merely inconvenient to potentially life-threatening. But don't worry; going without sex probably won't take you out as long as you're aware of what's happening to your body and brain.

Keep reading to learn some interesting biological facts about abstinence and how your body changes when you stop having sex.

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