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What happens to your body when you stop having sex!

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The average African is said to have sex a grand total of 5,778 times before they die.

Whether that seems a little or a lot is totally your business, but one thing is for sure – “dry spells” happen to even the most libidinous of people.

Maybe it’s self-imposed. Maybe it’s just the way the rotten cookie of life sometime crumbles.

Whatever the story behind your fallow bedroom times, a lack of sex will (unsurprisingly) have a knock-on effect on your body and general psyche.

Here’s what you can expect to happen when you’re not having regular sex.

  1. You lose your libido
    Yes, when it comes to your sex drive it seems it’s a case of “use it or lose it.”

“For some people who refrain from sex, they begin to feel more sluggish, with less vitality and hunger for sex,” Sari Cooper, LCSW, certified sex therapist told Reader’s Digest.

“Out of sight out of mind is how some of my clients describe the scenario.”

This is not the case for everyone, however. Some people find the idea of sex even more desirable when having a dry spell.

  1. Your vaginal walls may weaken
    This mainly applies to women entering the menopause.

Sari explains, “Without regular frequency of intercourse as you get older the walls of your vagina thin out and can lead to painful sex when you finally get back into the sack.”

To this end, the North American Menopause Society even recommend having regular penetrative sex to help vaginal health during menopause.

  1. You may experience a loss of lubrication
    Another side-effect which applies principally to older women, apparently the vagina struggles to get lubricated when you start having intercourse after a hiatus.

What causes this – as well as thinning vaginal walls – is a lack of the hormone, oestrogen.

“If you take a young woman who’s 20 or 30 years old she’s going to have plenty of oestrogen around to make sure those tissues stay healthy, elastic, and lubricated when she’s not having sex,” explains Dr.Lauren Streicher.

“If you take someone who’s 60 and has no estrogen, she has lost that piece of it.”

To mitigate the combined effects of a lack of sex and ageing, Sari advises the following.

“The vaginal lubrication lessens with age, and if you’re not being turned on through self-pleasure, erotic books, videos, or a partner, the juice can begin to lessen more quickly.”

  1. Your period pain may get worse
    Undeniably, it’s women who are coming worse off.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but having sex during your period can alleviate menstrual cramp.

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“The uterus is a muscle and many women will actually have a uterine contraction when they orgasm, which will cause the blood to expel more quickly, which will in turn decrease menstrual cramps,” Dr Streicher explains.

“Also, there may be an increase in endorphins, which also will help with menstrual cramps.”

  1. HOWEVER – you lessen your risk of getting a UTI
    Finally, that silver lining.

Unsurprisingly, not only do you dramatically decrease your chances of being infected with an STD, but also UTIs too.

  1. As for the men, they’re more likely to have erectile dysfunction
    Another case of use it or lose it. According to Bustle, a study found abstinence increases the chance of erectile dysfunction in men, though this was found to be more the case in older men.

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5 simple ways to tighten your vagina!

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The first few years of marriage are usually the most blissful.  Lots of romance, romantic dates and also lots of sex is what your initial years of marriage or for that matter, relationship looks like. 

Your man will do anything possible to give you happiness.  But the happiness won’t last long if you do not take care of your health, especially your sexual health. 

Initially sex is fun, smooth and full of pleasure. But if the sex happens too much after a point of time, a woman’s vagina starts becoming loose. Vaginal looseness is a common problem among several women. While some just ignore this, others desperately look for solutions to this problem. 

Women with vaginal looseness often also struggle with low confidence and self esteem.  Two of the other major reasons behind this problem are also pregnancy and childbirth.

For those women who have been struggling with this problem, there is absolutely no reason to worry. If pregnancy, delivery or anything else has made your vagina loose, there are several ways that will help you tighten your vagina.  We have listed down several tips that will help you tighten your vagina naturally.

1. Following a proper and strict diet:

The first and foremost thing to tighten your vagina is tighten follow a proper and good diet. If you change your food habits, that will make a huge difference to your overall health.  Your pelvic floor will become stronger with a strict diet.  

You need to have foods that have estrogens in them like pomegranates, soybeans, carrots, apples, berries and so on.  Your inner muscles will go a long way if you improve your diet. First improve your inner health, only then the outer health will get better.

2. Kegel exercises:

Kegel exercises are one of the most popular ways of tightening your vagina. This is also one of the most recommended ways.  These exercises have also proven to be a lot helpful to women who have been facing this problem.  

The clench and release exercise is what constitutes the Kegel exercise. The pelvic floor muscles become stronger because of this and thus help in tightening your vagina. To do this exercise, the first thing that you need to do is find your pelvic muscles.

While urinating, stop mid way and try feeling your muscles. Once you have found it, you can tighten them by contracting for just about five seconds. Contract for five seconds and then relax for another five. Continue this procedure as often as possible.

3. Squat exercise:

Squatting exercise has proved to be fruitful for people looking for a toned lower body. Squat has also always been a part of gym routines.

But not many may be aware that squats are also good for vagina tightening.  For those who have not been introduced to this exercise, squat can be done simply. You just need to stand with your legs spread and you have to go down like you are sitting on a bench. Go up, stand for some time and then again sit down.

While doing so, also ensure that you push your hip outwards.  You can improve your vaginal muscles by squatting.  So with one form of exercise, you will have two benefits. One is tightening vaginal muscles and the second is a toned body.

4. Pelvic stretch:

Like the name suggests, this one is specifically done only to strengthen the pelvic muscles. It is pretty easy to do the pelvic stretch. You need to sit on the edge of a chair and spread your legs. Keep your hands on your knees and point your elbows outside. Bend towards your ankles and spread your arms. You need to fold your pelvis area inside.  This exercise is one of the most effective ways of strengthening vaginal muscles and tightening your vagina.

5. Yoga:

Now who doesn’t know about Yoga, nobody right!  Yoga has been proven to be one of the most effective ways for a good mental and physical health. Practice yoga on a regular basis and that will help you tighten your vaginal muscles. Yoga has several pelvic floor exercises like the Bridge Pose that are excellent for tightening pelvic muscles. Deep breathing will also help a great deal.  You can do these several times a day to get a tighter vagina within a short period of time.

Apart from all the exercises what we mentioned above, you also get several gels that will help you. But you need to get these gels only after consulting a doctor. Do not apply or use nay medicines without being prescribed.  Also, all these tips that we have listed needs to be a part of your routine every single day only then can you expected goo results.  Do these exercises daily at least for 15 minutes and see how your problems are solved. You too can now enjoy a healthy sex life just like you did back then.

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Kissing mistakes you’re making

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A kiss is the gentlest yet fiercest form of love to exist. The simple touch can ignite the passion and make you want more. Kissing your true love can even make you the happiest!

While we all want to impress our partners by being the best kisser, we all tend to make a few mistakes while kissing that can leave a bad impression on our lover or crush.

To help you in this situation, here are some common mistakes you’re making while stealing that kiss.

Bad breath

A big NO. This is the worst thing that can happen when kissing someone. You certainly do not want to lock lips with someone who’s had onion rings a while ago! It’s always a good option to carry pocket mints and pop them into your mouth whenever necessary.

Tongue action

Too much tongue or no tongue at all is a common mistake everyone makes when opting to go all French mode. Having too much tongue come at you can be extremely uncomfortable and no tongue just seems to take out the fun.

No hands show

Kissing without hands on your partner’s face or body isn’t sensual at all. It’s just plain kissing. Attempting to kiss without the hands is no victory. Instead, move your hands around a little bit, only after you match your partner’s vibe.

Lip biting

Nobody wants to kiss a vampire. A little biting on the lips is sexy but chomping on the lips will probably make your partner run away from the scene. Remember, slow and sensual, little bites will earn you brownie points.

Eyes wide open!

Keeping your eyes open while your partner is kissing you is downright creepy. Eyes closed while kissing is the dreamy way everyone wants. Close your eyes and feel the sensuality of it all.

Chapped lips

Imagine kissing dry, chapped lips; the horror! If you want to keep your lips soft, luscious, and kissable, have a lip balm always in hand. It shows how invested you are to kiss them properly.

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How long should sex last?

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If you’ve ever visited a theme park, you would understand that going on various rides is the order of the occasion.

Whether you go on the crazy and adrenaline pumping or simple but fun rides, the important thing is to go on and have fun. But the sad reality is that the ride has to eventually come to an end.

After the fun and loud screams, you sadly have to get off. But, how long would you like that joy ride to last? And similar to the above analogy, how long should the sex ride last for?

According to fatherly.com, one study surveyed sex therapists, specifically regarding how long vaginal intercourse should last before ejaculation.

According to the study, one to two minutes was too short, three to seven adequate, eight to 13 desirable and anything from 10 to 30 considered too long.

But recently, some not-so-scientific data collected by sauceydates.com indicated that men and women thought sex should last for 25 minutes.

Furthermore, Medical News Today magazine said the ideal time was anything from 33 seconds to 44 minutes, with the average session taking 5,4 minutes. So, how long is your ride?

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