Whatever the story behind your fallow bedroom times, a lack of sex will unsurprisingly have a knock-on effect on your body and general psyche. Undeniably, it's women who are coming worse off. Getty Sari explains, "Without regular frequency of intercourse as you get older the walls of your vagina thin out and can lead to painful sex when you finally get back into the sack. Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The average Brit is said to have sex a grand total of 5, times before they die. But somehow, there's not much known about the negative impacts on the human body that can be caused by not having regular sex. As per studies , when you don't have enough sex, your body doesn't produce the necessary hormones to make you want to have it. Here's what you can expect to happen when you're not having regular sex. Getty To mitigate the combined effects of a lack of sex and ageing, Sari advises the following. And when women go without sex for a long period, excessive estrogen doesn't get used, resulting in excessively painful cramps during their period. Streicher says, due to the spread of bacteria that can occur. Your vaginal walls may weaken. Increased Pain During PMS Balancing out the testosterone and estrogen levels in the body, sex works at keeping the hormonal level in the body. How not having sex affects your body can vary based on your health, how old you are, and even what kind of sex you were having. This is because when men ejaculate, they end up emptying out particularly harmful particles from their prostrate. The less sex you have, the less your body wants to. That said, if sex is a stress reliever for you, not having could it, in fact, cause an increase in your stress level.