Even though sex is a great way to relieve stress, during our busiest times it can be the first thing to go. Here are five things that can happen to your body when you allow your stress to take over your sex life.
Loss of intimacy
Any lack of sex between you and your partner is going to create visible distance. Your stress levels will force you to close yourself off unintentionally, and the loss of intimacy that follows may cause even more stress.
You become trapped in a stress cycle
When you deprive yourself of sex during periods of high stress, you’re actually cutting out an important outlet for release. Even though it seems like you don’t have the time, it’s important to make time for any stress-relieving activities.
It’s inevitable that after a long period of not having sex, you’ll begin to lose a bit of your self-esteem. Rationally you’ll understand that it’s your busy schedule that’s destroying your sex life, but there will still be a part of you that believes it’s your lack of sex appeal.
You focus on the absence of sex
It’s simple––not having sex makes you obsess over not having sex. You’ll worry about what it’s doing to you and your relationship, which ironically makes you too nervous to get back into the routine of having sex.
You may begin to feel depressed
Sex releases endorphins and therefore without it, it’s possible to fall into a sadness that can grow into depression. It’s important to find a replacement for sex if you’re not having by integrating daily activities into your life that make you happy.