12 Disadvantages Of Having Sex Every day (2023)

Welcome to my list of disadvantages of having sex every day.

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Below, you’ll discover the potential risks of having sex every day, plus some interesting facts about daily intimacy. 

In my role as a life coach, I am often helping clients improve their relationships with those closest to them.

That’s why I decided to share this guide with you. 

So, let’s dive in.

Is Having Intimacy Every Day Bad For You?

There’s no scientific evidence that daily intimacy is bad for your physical or mental health.

However, there are increased risks to your physical health which come with having intimacy every day. It might also affect your attitude toward intimacy and your relationship too. 

It’s certainly worth knowing what the potential disadvantages of having intimacy every day are, so that if they occur you know the reason why. 

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12 Disadvantages Of Having Intimacy Everyday

1. Your Intimate Life Might Become Stale Faster

It’s common for couples to begin losing interest in intimacy once they’ve been together for a while.

Well, the more intercourse you have, the quicker it’s going to become monotonous. 

Sure, there are other things you can do to prevent yourself from losing interest in intimacy, such as switching up positions and exploring different things. 

However, the simplest thing you can do is to refrain from having intimacy every day.

Without having too much intercourse per week, you could be able to keep to your routine of activity without having to lose interest later on in your relationship.  

2. Exhaustion

When it’s good, intimacy certainly counts as physical exercise. Your body releases norepinephrine, your blood pressure rises and the glucose metabolism flows. That might be no problem if you’re a young healthy couple, but less fit couples might struggle with fatigue if they have intimacy every day.

Indeed, a man might not have the stamina to be able to have intimacy every day. Perhaps he will begin to suffer from erectile dysfunction in these cases. A man wouldn’t need ED treatment in such scenarios. He’d just need to take a break from the intimate activity for a while. 

Among much older couples, there is a high cardiovascular risk from regular intimacy, especially if one or both partners aren’t in good cardiovascular health. 

Related: How To Have Self-Control Sexually: 12 Best Ways & Benefits

3. Irritated Skin

Frequent friction can cause irritation of the skin, which can lead to cracking and provide a way for bacteria to enter the body, increasing the risk of infections, including urinary tract infections (UTIs). 

4. Sore and Swollenness

Too frequent intimacy can lead to soreness or pain, particularly if there is not enough time for the body to recover between sessions.

5. Reduced Sensitivity

Overstimulation can lead to decreased sensitivity and potentially impact pleasure.

6. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Increased frequency of intimate activity can increase the likelihood of developing UTIs.

7.  Lower Back Pain

It’s possible to put too much strain on the lower back when having intimacy every day, which can ultimately lead to chronic lower back pain. If you’ve recently undergone surgery on or around your back, there’s a bigger risk of this. Make sure to listen to professional medical advice about your recovery from such surgeries. 

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8. Daily Intimate Activity Is Sometimes A Symptom Of Addiction 

Addictions are rarely caused by the enjoyment of regular intimacy.

Oftentimes, it comes from a desire to escape from too much stress in your life or other inner mental health issues. Indeed, regular intimacy can be a powerful distraction from the problems in your life. Regular intimacy protects you from having to face these issues, but this doesn’t make them go away. They’ll only disappear when you take action to change how you feel.  

So, if you are engaging in intimacy daily (or desiring more than that), it’s worth questioning where this desire for compulsive behavior stems from.   

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9. You Put Yourself At A Higher Risk Of Contracting STIs

If you’re engaging in regular activity with several partners, you’re at higher risk of having contracted transmitted diseases.

10. No Benefits From Semen Retention

Although this isn’t backed by scientific studies from medical associations, a lot of men report mental and physical health benefits from semen retention. This includes increased focus, increased energy, as well as increased strength, and stamina. By having intercourse daily, you’re potentially bypassing these benefits.  

11. Higher Risk Of Pregnancy

No contraception is 100% effective. So, even while using it, you increase your risk of unwanted pregnancy, the more intimacy you have. 

12. You Don’t Have Time For Other Goals

If you’re spending hours per day engaging in intimate activity, you’re probably neglecting other areas of your life.

This is especially true if you’re the type to nap after intimacy. Intimacy is considered a sleep-promoting behavior among many people, after all. 

Disadvantages Of Not Having Intimacy

If you’re not having intimacy as often as you’d like, there are several reported disadvantages. For starters, it can make you feel less satisfied in your romantic relationship.

You’ll also miss out on the reported health benefits of regular intimacy, such as 

  • lower stress levels, 
  • lower blood pressure, 
  • lower anxiety, and 
  • better quality sleep.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s round off this guide with the answers to some frequently asked questions about having intimacy every day. 

Why Do I Feel Like Having Intimacy every day?

It’s completely normal for adult men and women to desire frequent intimacy. To simplify it dramatically, an abnormally powerful drive is caused by your body producing a high amount of the hormones responsible for your libido.  

Is It Normal To Have Intimacy Every Day?

In a 2017 survey of American adults, just 4% said they were having daily intimacy, so it wouldn’t be accurate to say it’s normal to have intimacy every day. As such, there’s no reason to succumb to constant pressure to have intimacy every day.  

However, it should be mentioned that not all of the respondents were in a committed relationship. When a couple is in love and living together, it’s far more likely they’re engaged in frequent intimacy. 

Is It Good To Have Intimacy Daily?

There are many physical and emotional health benefits of having regular intimacy, plus you can often expect this to bring more closeness to your relationship.

There are some risks to having too much intimacy listed in the article above – and daily intimacy might count as “too much” for some people.

Nevertheless, there is no guaranteed downsides to having daily intimacy, provided both people are feeling physically and emotionally ready for that.  

How Many Times In A Day Is Healthy?

There’s no such thing as rules or guidelines for how much you should have intimacy. You and your partner should decide on your intimacy frequency based on how physically and emotionally ready you are. Provided both you and your partner are on the same page as far as your desire, you can enjoy a  “healthy intimate life” regardless of how much intimacy you have.

What Counts As ‘Frequent Intimacy’?

Just as there are no guidelines for how much intimacy creates a “healthy intimate life”, there are also no definitions of what counts as having intimacy ‘frequently’. It’s up to you and your partner what makes intimacy good and what counts as having frequent intimacy. 

Related: How Long Is Too Long Without Sex In A Relationship?

How Long Can A Man Go Without Having Intimacy?

A man can survive without having intimacy for his whole life. The amount of time a man would like to go without having intimacy can vary dramatically depending on his drive. For young healthy couples, it’s certainly common to desire it several times per week and to have it frequently.  For older couples, the frequency may often be lower.

How To Have Satisfying Intimacy With My Partner?  

Among the general adult population, you’ll find man and women will have varying opinions as far as what makes intimacy good. Your best bet to find out what turns your partner on is to ask them. My guide on the Most Creative Ways To Initiate Love-Making could come in handy.  

Benefits Of Not Having Intimacy

Yes, there are physical and mental benefits associated with intimacy.

However, by not engaging in intimacy, you avoid the potential negative consequences mentioned in this article.

If you’re in a relationship, you could potentially strengthen it by engaging in a fast. You can learn more about that in my article on Sexual Fasting: Benefits For Intimacy.

If you’re single, there’s arguably some spiritual growth to be gained from abstaining in casual encounters with just anyone. This could potentially strengthen your relationship with the serious partners you decide to have intimacy with too.    

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Thanks for reading my guide. Hopefully, you’re now more clued up on the advantages and disadvantages of having intimacy every day.

About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.