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Here's what happens to your body when you have too much sex

By Fareeda Abdul Aziz
Here's what happens to your body when you have too much sex
Here's what happens to your body when you have too much sex
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Each person’s definition of a good sex life is different, and while some people are perfectly fine to rarely have sex, others prefer to have it multiple times a day.

Still, you might be wondering if it’s possible to have too much sex. Whether you’re in the honeymoon phase with a new partner, on vacation enjoying getaway sex thanks to all that extra free time, or point-blank love having a lot of sex, you might wonder how much is too much for your body and mind to handle.

Well, while scientists have proved that sex can decrease anxiety and improve our moods, sex can also be unhealthy if it interferes with your day-to-day life.

Here are 6 major health problems that are related to having too much sex.


Scientists have proven that too much sex ( 5 to 10 times a week) could make you become dehydrated – this means that your body loses so much vital water that could end up making you look pale. This is especially so if you have been taking alcohol before or during sex. Though harmless, this is the most common effect of too much sex.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Having too much sex especially with different partners can expose both women and men to Urinary Tract Infections, a kind of condition which affects the bladder. To avoid contracting a UTI, you should take plenty of water and make sure to empty the bladder before and after sex.

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Trouble climaxing

Men are often unable to climax after having too much sex in a short period of time. This is because you have exhausted or considerably ’emptied’ the sperm and semen levels.

Poor vision

While this might seem strange, scientists have concluded that too much sex could get you to lose your sight.

This happens when blood vessels in the eyes pop during sexual activity. You need not worry too much if this happens to you as it will heal and become normal with time.

Hair Loss

Sexual intercourse increases the levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. This hormone, in turn, leads to hair loss as DHT is known to kill hair follicles and cause male pattern baldness. So those of us males having issues with baldness, we may want to go back and check our sex history.

Heart Attack

The last and most scary effect of having too much sex is that you could be on your way to suffering from a heart attack.

While sex can be good for your heart as it is a cardiovascular activity like some others, you should do it with caution if you have a history of heart problems as constant palpitations and gasps for breath (considering the roughness of sexual activity) could land you on the hospital stretcher.