Whether you're abstinent by choice or because you're stuck in a no-sex rut, the US National Library of Medicine says it's part of a normal pattern of life. — truth be told, there are actually some benefits of having sex. Not only does all that alone time help you in ways you never expected, but that dry spell, the one you keep lamenting over, is actually pretty beneficial, too.1. And to the relief of singles everywhere, "not associated with adverse health behaviors."While the health benefits of having sex can't be denied — it's great for your heart! Here are surprising reasons why it may be a good thing.We live in a society that has us believe that if we're not getting any, then our life is a failure. But if you're not getting laid your friends often look at you with pity in their eyes, as they try to console you with promises that you'll have sex again, someday, even if that someday is five years from now.Dating apps serve up men and women on a plate, but they also mean we’ve never had more choice.Why commit to one guy when there might be a better one - someone smarter, more successful, better-dressed - just around the corner?
This has proven to be an enormous challenge when it comes to dating — when the topic of intimacy is raised, I fear that once my partner knows my limitations, he may lose interest.” There are a myriad reasons why people might seek a non-sexual romantic relationship, but very few venues in which to find a partner who feels the same way.But, this doesn't mean you have to stop living your lives and enter a serious, long-term, monogamous relationship. Before you can figure out what you want, stop calling it what it isn't.We are a generation that simply refuses to admit when we have feelings for someone.Clayton, MD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia and author of Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy. You can chalk it up to a sheer lack of time, but there are a slew of other reasons, too—from weight gain and perimenopause to technology overload (stop texting now) in the bedroom. We hear it over and over again: The bed should be used for sex and sleep only.So why do so many of us insist on bringing third parties—laptops, PDAs, Law & Order—into the boudoir?