Can Not Having Enough Sex Be Unhealthy?

Playing Could Not Having Enough Sex Be Unhealthy?

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Could not having enough sex affect your health? The Doctors answer a viewer's question about whether there are any side effects of not having sex.

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OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry first notes, "There are lots of healthy, happy abstinent people out there."

But she goes on to explain that as a woman moves into a menopause transition that sexual intercourse can be helpful to help with a decease into estrogen levels, which can lead to vaginal atrophy. She explains this is a thinning or dryness of the vaginal skin and she says sexual intercourse -- with or without a partner -- can help to increase blood flow to that area which can help make that tissue more elastic.

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If sex is not an option, she says a vaginal estrogen cream can also help treat this issue. She also notes that sex has been shown to also help some with depression and anxiety.

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