Is sexual abstinence bad for you?
Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s theory of human motivation places sex among the physiological needs essential for human survival right up there with breathing, eating, sleeping, drinking, homeostasis, and excretion.
Sex feels amazing but it also has many health benefits — looking younger among them — and orgasms have been linked to many positive health outcomes. But what about celibacy? Since having sex can be good for your health, could sexual abstinence be detrimental to your health?