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9 Things That Happen to Your Body If You Stop Having Sex

Reader's Digest Logo By Tina Donvito of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: How not having sex affects your body can vary based on your health, how old you are, and even what kind of sex you were having. But if you’re generally healthy and have only stopped having sex because of a lack of a partner or a conscious choice (and not some other physical reason), there are some changes you could experience. You may feel either a loss of sex drive—or an increase in libido! 'For some people who refrain from sex, they begin to feel more sluggish, with less vitality and hunger for sex,' says Sari Cooper, LCSW, certified sex therapist. 'Out of sight out of mind is how some of my clients describe the scenario.' Because it’s not on your radar, you may tune out sexual desires; but for others, not having sex could make it even more desirable. 'You might not be thinking about it as much, or you might be thinking about it all the time,' says Lauren Streicher, MD, author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever. 'It’s really variable.' Try to boost your libido using these 31 natural remedies to rev up your sex drive again!

You may feel a change in your libido

How not having sex affects your body can vary based on your health, how old you are, and even what kind of sex you were having. But if you’re generally healthy and have only stopped having sex because of a lack of a partner or a conscious choice (and not some other physical reason), there are some changes you could experience. You may feel either a loss of sex drive—or an increase in libido! 'For some people who refrain from sex, they begin to feel more sluggish, with less vitality and hunger for sex,' says Sari Cooper, LCSW, certified sex therapist. 'Out of sight out of mind is how some of my clients describe the scenario.' Because it’s not on your radar, you may tune out sexual desires; but for others, not having sex could make it even more desirable. 'You might not be thinking about it as much, or you might be thinking about it all the time,' says Lauren Streicher, MD, author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever. 'It’s really variable.' Try to boost your libido using these 31 natural remedies to rev up your sex drive again!

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