Intimacy is considered beneficial to individuals or couples who engage in the act for several reasons, like pleasure, relief from fatigue or stress, self-validation, and procreation, among others.
According to a publication by WebMD, maintaining celibacy for a long time may pose certain risks to an individual’s overall health and hormonal balance. Let’s quickly take a look at some of the dangers of abstaining from intimacy for a long time.
Firstly, anxiety and stress may arise when partners maintain celibacy for a long time. Research has proven that hormones like oxytocin and endorphins, which help relaxation and sleep, are released during intimacy.
Secondly, partners may become emotionally disconnected when they do not engage in intimacy frequently. Couples who keep an active intimacy schedule often have good relationship health.
Thirdly, men are potentially at risk of contracting prostate cancer when they fail to release their male fluid often. Although this fact has not been fully proven, it was observed in some men that frequent release of the fluid lowered their chances.
Fourthly, a long break in a woman’s intimacy schedule may impede arousal and the production of lubrication in the woman’s genitalia. Observing frequent intimacy schedules improves the health of the tissues in the female organ by improving blood circulation therein.