Intimacy and physical contact are things humans need to survive, and yes that includes a little action between the sheets. Has it been a while since you’ve done the deed? Maybe you and your partner have lost a bit of the spark in your love life. Or maybe you’re newly single or simply don’t have the time to date. It’s also possible you’re just focused on other things in your life and don’t feel like you’re missing anything by not having sex.
Regardless of the reason behind the lack of lovemaking in your life, if you’ve noticed any sudden changes in your mood or your body, it might be about time to get back in the game. It turns out not having sex can actually cause some changes in your body and, sure, some of the changes you experience might be pretty pleasant, but we can tell you for certain that the vast majority of them aren’t. Here’s what you can probably expect to happen if making love has taken a backseat in your life.
Like an over-hormonal teenage boy, women who aren’t making love regularly may find that their body will remind them what they’re missing in their sleep. That’s right, we’re talking about what teenage boys might call a wet dream. This is especially likely to happen if your sex life is not only at a standstill, but you’ve also given up on masturbating.
Researchers had it easy when they were studying nocturnal emissions in men, the most obvious reason being because men have erections that are visible and ejaculate as proof that they’ve climaxed. With women, studying these night time bouts of arousal was more complex.
For researchers to collect data on female arousal during their sleep, they had to measure heart rate, do brain scans, and watch for temperature jumps near the clitoris. While it wasn’t easy, they managed to get it done and later revealed in a study reported by Broadly that 37 percent of women will have a wet dream before the age of 45 and that they’re most common in women between the ages of 40 and 50. So, if it’s been a while since you’ve gotten lucky, you can expect these little presents to find their way into your subconscious.