Sex is great. It feels good, it’s healthy and it generally perks up your day.
Until you’re not having it.
You might have just had a terrible break-up and don’t feel ready to get yourself out there, or maybe you’re taking some time off, for medical reasons or just out of choice.
No matter what the reason, you’re faced with the prospect of a sex drought.
So what could you expect to happen to you? If anything?
Will you be able to cope?
With the help of Dr Mark Lawton from the the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, we give you the lowdown on what happens to your body when you’re not getting any.
1) Nope, your vagina will not get tighter
Nope, you will not become revirginalised.. And nope, your hymen will definitely not grow back.
Any tightness felt when you start having sex again is a relaxation issue, says Dr Mark Lawton.
‘It’s important that you relax when you have sex. If you don’t, the muscles can tense up which makes sex painful,’ he says.
‘You may well be anxious about having sex if you haven’t had it in a while, which can lead to tension that can make it uncomfortable.’
So basically, relax, lots of foreplay and lube and it’ll be like you never stopped having sex in the first place.