Does a lack of sex over a long period of time mentally damage you?

Posted by: Zylorarchy

As for how long is a long period. It is quite general to be honest, what constitutes a long time would be quite different for someone who is used to an active sex life, to someone who is 30 and a virgin. So really what constitutes a "long period" is subjective, but to me, a long period would be over two years.

  • Yes

  • No

40% 6 votes
60% 9 votes
  • I cannot argue this for certain, and really this poll is about your own personal views. But I would say yes, that a long period of no sex could eventually result in lower self esteem/feelings of being unwanted and loneliness. But then again, if someone chooses this, who really knows...

  • If you find yourself asking this question on a debate site, im going to go with yes

  • Why would it? It is the act of reproducing sexually. There is nothing about it that will damage anyone mentally in any way.

  • If it did there would be a ton of mentally damaged people out there by shear force of will. A lot of people choose celibacy and/or just don't have the right person in their life at the moment or for a long period of time. Sex can be wonderful in a relationship, but in the long term, the relationship itself will outlast the physical.

  • Well it's a good thing I've got a brain in only one head and not two.

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SweetTea says2014-05-19T20:35:32.1221111-05:00
Does a lack of sex over a long period of time mentally damage you? Only if you "think" with your genitalia!
dichotomyslave says2014-05-19T20:46:16.6105426-05:00
Sweet Tea That was an awesome answer! Did I mention, you are my hero?
TheBathead says2014-05-19T21:17:44.0545426-05:00
Depends on what level of sex. Many people live long healthy lives without full sexual intercourse, but to never feel *some* sort of sexual urge is an impressive feat.
Zylorarchy says2014-05-19T21:21:44.9185426-05:00
@TheBathead: Both true. I mean obviously it can be true for both sides, some people do live life without sex at all and not mentally damaged when some obviously are mentally damaged due to lack of sex. However this poll is more aimed at the "majority", and judging by the votes, it would seem the majority of people are not mentally damaged by a lack of sex. Although can you really know unless you experience a non-existent sex life?
Wylted says2014-05-19T23:14:19.6405426-05:00
A lot of people have a chemical imbalance in their brain, that can be corrected temporarily with the release of endorphins that come from sex.
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