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Lowered Immunity During Ejaculation is Making us Sick


How can sex impact your immune system?

Sex can affect your immune system in both good and bad ways, and there are numerous studies to prove it. Sex is good for you but can have its risks too including lowered immunity.

No doubt, there are many health advantages of sex. It is one of the most intriguing statements that has been said because we have always heard about the positives of it.

There are many positives about ejaculation. It helps you to sleep better and promotes happiness and also helps you feel relaxed and stress-free. There are a number of negatives to it as well.

First and foremost, you are physically exposed to several Sexually transmitted diseases. But this is an obvious one that all of us are aware of.

Increase sexual activity reduces the ability to fight off infections

It has been proven with the help of a research study that sex can give us lowered immunity. The research was carried out by Proceedings of the National Academy in 2001.

Based on the research that males who were more active sexually had reduced chances to fight off bacterial infections. The study was done on the common fruit fly.

According to a statement in the research study, immunosuppression is a risk factor for sexual activity. Sexually active men are more susceptible to catch bacterial infections. It was also found that the rate of mortality was also higher in common fruit flies who were actively mating. For people thinking — this study is on flies — and how flies can be similar to humans.

Increased sex can increase the risk of parasitic infections

A study carried out in 2004 on crickets, suggested that much energy is consumed in sperm production. Therefore, immune cells might not be sufficient for immune defense. It means that the male population is more prone to getting parasitic infections because of sex! It even leads to a short life span in crickets.

This pattern was seen in all vertebrates. The study concluded that lowered immunity was the cost of being sexually active.

Sex can affect your gut flora

Several recent studies have suggested that having sex can affect your gut microbial flora. It means that having sex can increase the risk of catching infections in males because of lowered immunity.

A healthy microbial flora inside of your gut is responsible for several things. It is responsible for the efficiency of your immune system. The study conducted at the University of Colorado in 2019 proved that sexually active people could have elevated risks of developing HIV infections.

The chances for this are higher for men who have sex with men as compared to men who have sex with women.

The study conducted is interesting enough, but the reason for this is still unknown. The research might, however, serve as a ground to combat HIV in other human populations.

Sex can cause a lowered immunity and make it easier to get sick!

Several studies indirectly prove that ejaculation in males might not be good for immunity. The lowered immunity makes you prone to develop bacterial infections. It disturbs your gut microbiome.

The gut microbiome is home to a majority of the immunity cells. If any disturbance occurs in the gut microbiome, it means that the immunity is compromised.

It might be the fact that increased energy is consumed during ejaculation. Or It could mean that the energy of the body is not focused on protecting the body. Either way, it results in a decrease in immunity.

Furthermore, it must be noted that the majority of these studies are not carried out on humans. Conclusive research on humans might provide us with definite answers. But for now, we can say that ejaculation might produce a negative impact and a lowered immunity in the human body.

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