#TrueorFalse 6.0

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#TrueorFalse 6.0

Stellar Stellar
Good day to you, my wonderful community! Since you didn't find our last #TrueorFalse discussion as interesting as I hoped, I've tried to find a more vibrant topic for you, and definitely more controversial. Although it may seem alike to the previous one, don;t let yourselves to be deceived...
It is now open for discussion, do you think THIS to be true, false or plausible?

Abstinence has mainly BAD effects on our body

I personally think that abstinence, just as all physical processes, cannot have only bad or good effects, but having MAINLY bad influences - that I can accept as truth. Since we've been talking lately about the benefits of having sex, NOT having it seems really harmful. On the other hand, they say around the internet that short-term abstinence can rev up your sex life and boost your libido. However, no one specifies - "short-term" is a day? A week? IDK.

What would be your verdict?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
lovellwales , Herzer , CAKES
3  (25%)
gehuwd , Evoluchun
2  (17%)
unfulfilled , Lioncub , surreptitious , Inquisitor , Ryuson , Stellar , AnnyMouso
7  (58%)
Total votes: 12
Poll is open till 1/1/2017 12:00 AM
Jan 27, 10:51 am
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'd like to know the definition of short term as well. From my husbands stand point, he wants it more if he hasn't had it in a while. From mine, I'm not sure if it revs up my libido or not.
Jan 27, 11:27 am
Lioncub Lioncub
A definition would be great. Due to some medical issues I can not always have sex as frequently as we would like. I can say that anytime it goes beyond 2 weeks, there appears to be intensity.
Jan 27, 8:40 pm
Inquisitor Inquisitor
Oh wow, this one is a tough call. I would also like a definition of short term. As you mentioned Stellar, in the short term perhaps a month of zero sexual activity and this includes masturbation, it could be beneficial. This might mean a more sensitive orgasm or it might take less stimulation in order to orgasm.

On the other hand, a reason I wouldn't want to abstain for too long is that I get really grouchy, argumentative and stand offish if its been too long but that's just me... Also, there are several articles on the web that in some way convey the message that men who had ejaculate more frequently are less likely to wind up with prostate cancer later in life.

My vote is undecided. I can't officially call it as Bad and I haven't read much information about this. I'd say it leans more towards not helpful but I can't say flat out Bad.
Jan 30, 7:02 am
surreptitious surreptitious
I think that it really depends on the person. I mean, I think that almost everyone here on the forums is a very sexual person, so we might have different opinions about this than the average. I think that for some people, it can cause mainly bad effects, while for others, there are neutral or even good effects. But I'm not backing that with any scientific research, it's just that everyone's body is different, so it seems likely to me that bodies (and minds) would respond differently.
Jan 30, 11:26 am
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Not sure if I am on the same page here. I heard releasing endorphins is good for the human body and mind. Suppose to aid in stress and help one live longer. I tell OW that all the time. If I understand the question correctly, that would be a True.

As for short term boosting libido. I would say arousal plays an important part in boosting. If totally not aroused during the abstinence period, prob no effect. However anyone with sex on the brain gets arouses easily.
Jan 31, 6:32 pm
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by OH&W, Lovebears
Not sure if I am on the same page here. I heard releasing endorphins is good for the human body and mind. Suppose to aid in stress and help one live longer. I tell OW that all the time. If I understand the question correctly, that would be a True. ...
This is what I was thinking, it relieves stress and sex is an important aspect of social bonding in most highly intelligent animals. Even if it's not physically bad for you, mentally it can't help!
Feb 2, 12:04 pm
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
This is what I was thinking, it relieves stress and sex is an important aspect of social bonding in most highly intelligent animals. Even if it's not physically bad for you, mentally it can't help!
It is also good for one's self esteem... and confidence..
Feb 2, 5:51 pm
surreptitious surreptitious
I'm curious to know if anyone has opinions about whether abstinence would have bad effects for asexual individuals. Physically or mentally - either way, I'm interested to hear what you think. =)
Feb 2, 6:21 pm
Stellar Stellar
I believe asexuals have a slightly different relationship with their hormones - that's why they are asexuals - and, subsequently, are not prone to any changes correlated to abstinence. I mean, they have a different hormonal background, which is initially different, not due to abstinence.The affects wouldn't be the same for a real asexual individual and for a person who just didn't have sex for a looooong time. At least that seems logical.
Feb 3, 6:06 am
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Stellar
I believe asexuals have a slightly different relationship with their hormones - that's why they are asexuals - and, subsequently, are not prone to any changes correlated to abstinence. I mean, they have a different hormonal background, which is ...
Here's a few notes on asexuality, for anyone interested. It's not the most inclusive page, but I wanted to link something that was as reliable a source as possible, and this comes from University of Michigan and Williams College.

Though some asexuality does stem from hormonal imbalances, the grand majority of asexuals (though the point in 5c is a little bit TOO defensive about it) experience normal hormone levels. I can't find any human studies with what I would consider to be high validity, but there are lots of individual cases in which people have had their hormones checked, which at the very least means that it's not a common point in all cases. There are psychological disorders associated with sexual anxiety as well, but again, these are generally not the norm and sufferers aren't necessarily asexual.

There are asexuals who don't abstain entirely from sex as well, though many do. I was just curious because many people are living full, happy lives without sexual contact, and in the particular case of asexuality where there is no sexual attraction, having sex can actually be a chore or something to put up with for the sake of their relationships. In which case, abstinence has mainly good effects for these people, as it removes that from their lives.

I'm a very sexual person, but I find that I'm usually able to focus better and stress less when I'm in a period of abstinence. I mean, the added stress and lack of focus is usually worth it for me, but physiologically, I don't think that abstinence has bad effects pour moi. So I was just curious. =)

To me, a lot of the arguments about sex doing X or Y are like the arguments about green tea doing X or Y. I did a pretty in-depth research project on tea last semester. There's not a lot of support that green tea on its own does even half of the things that it is claimed to in humans, but the /lifestyle/ associated with long term, frequent green tea drinkers can be correlated with a lot of health benefits. So it's fairly plausible imo that the lifestyle associated with having a fulfilling sex life (whether long-term monogamy or something else) is linked to health benefits in humans as well.
Feb 3, 9:48 am
Stellar Stellar
Wow, dear Surreptitious, I never expect a scientific discussion going on this thread, but I always hope for one Thank you!
Although I'm a bit confused about your parallel with green tea - I can hardly imagine some bad influences it can have, but I have never done a research, like you did, so we'll leave it at that - I get you point of everything having two sides.

Okay. I will go with the majority on this matter, vote plausible and announce this fact to be PLAUSIBLE? so we could move one to something even more exciting! Burst into new discussion here!
Feb 4, 5:59 am
Evoluchun Evoluchun
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Originally posted by Stellar
Good day to you, my wonderful community! Since you didn't find our last #TrueorFalse discussion as interesting as I hoped, I've tried to find a more vibrant topic for you, and definitely more controversial. Although it may seem alike to the ...
well i have chose to be abstent until i find the next man i will spend my life with or hope to. i have been abstent for 6 years and im ok with that its beats the alternative of sleeping with anyone and getting diseases so i think this is a thought among people who are jsut more into sex than the rest of us. i love it as much as the next but i refuse to jsut sleep around
Jul 6, 9:54 pm
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