Is It Possible To Have Too Much Sex?
January 9, 2018
Most of us will enjoy certain things in life in moderation, such as chocolate and alcohol. When it comes to sex, however, we assume that more is better. We love having sex, and we feel as though we can’t get enough of it. It seems that too much sex could actually be bad for you.
Yes, they say that you can never have too much of a good thing, but it seems that this doesn’t apply to sex. So what happens if you have too much sex, and how do you know if you are getting too much?
Benefits of great sex
We already know that there are plenty of benefits to having great sex. Not only does it leave you feeling pretty damn amazing, bring you and your partner closer, and teach you more about your interests, but it also has a number of other benefits.
People who have more sex have been proven to have higher levels of certain bodily defences. This means that they take fewer sick days and are less likely to become ill. Even if you are ill, you’ll find that an orgasm is effective pain relief. Having an orgasm can stop the pain you are feeling, or at least reduce it.
If that wasn’t enough for you, regular sex is great for your heart’s health and has been shown to lower blood pressure. For those who find that they are stressed a lot, sex might be one of the best things you can do… and it is totally natural! It also helps you drift off to sleep.
When you have too much…
However, it seems that it might actually be possible to have too much sex. The benefits above are great, but apparently going to bed with someone a lot can actually be bad for you. We have to find a happy medium… but what happens to your body is you have too much sex?
For women in particular, they might experience vaginal dryness. This is, according to Women’s Health Magazine, when the natural lubrication of the pussy dries up as a result of “prolonged sexual contact and penetration”. It then causes friction, and the dry rubbing can cause pain and irritation to all involved. Definitely not what you want!
There’s also the chance of the man breaking his penis. Thrusting at the wrong time can lead to a broken cock, and the more sex you have, the more likely this is to happen. You could also increase your chances of picking up a UTI (urinary tract infection), which leads to pain when peeing, a strong desire to urinate more frequently, and sometimes lower back and abdominal pain. Ouch!
How much is too much sex?
Actually figuring out how many times you can have sex without having too much is difficult, because there is no set amount of time. However, research tells us the average number of times people are fucking each year.
The Kinsey Institute discovered that 18 to 29 year olds were having sex around 112 times each year. They found that this number reduced down to 86 times for 30 to 39 year olds and reduced further to 69 times (yes really) for 40 to 49 year olds.
It is difficult to give a set number where sex becomes too much. We can’t say that having sex more than 200 times in a year is going to cause you problems, as everyone is different. The key is to listen to your body. If you find that it is aching and you’ve been having a lot of sex, you might need to slow down. No, you may not want to, but ignoring these warnings from your body could cause more problems in the long run.
Should we limit ourselves?
For some this brings up an important question: should we limit how much sex we have? After all, if too much is bad for us, do we need to say that we only have sex so many times in a month to stop it from turning sour?
Honestly, I’m not convinced. With sex I think it is a case of just paying attention to your body. If you feel that you need to slow down and take a break, then do so. There are still plenty of things you can do instead!
You could enjoy a sensual massage with your partner or try something different. Got a few suggestions of your own? Leave a comment in the box below with your ideas. Have you ever experienced what having too much is like?
Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.
In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.