This Super Common Thing Happens When A Couple Stops Having Sex, According to Relationship Experts

If you haven’t had sex in a while, you’re likely experiencing this. But don’t worry, you and your partner are not alone. It happens. And it can be fixed.

Fighting more? You likely you don’t have sex as often as you used to – or stopped completely

When it comes to sex, it almost goes without saying that no two relationships are exactly the same. Some partners can’t keep their hands off each other, while others don’t have sex or rarely do. Plenty of partners even have different sexual appetites. There’s no wrong answer!

No matter the case, a sudden drop-off in bedroom action can take a toll on even the strongest relationships. As a lack of sex leads to resentment and anger, those rising tensions could eventually blow up into a big old fight. (Here is how you can make your partner understand you better.)

What happens when you don’t have sex

A dry spell doesn’t just change your relationship; there are ways not having sex changes your health, too. Your brain releases fewer “feel-good” chemicals (such as dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins) when you stop having sex. So in short, all of that pent-up anger might have something to do with your hormones. (Here are nine things that happen to your body when you don’t have sex.)

But that’s not all

Research has also shown a link between satisfaction with our sex lives and how we view our relationship’s stability, according to Amanda Gesselman, a social psychologist and research scientist at The Kinsey Institute. In other words, we might be quick to jump to negative conclusions if our partner says no to sex.

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