The Startling Feeling Many of Us Experience After Sex That Nobody Wants to Talk About | Men's Health Magazine Australia

The Startling Feeling Many of Us Experience After Sex That Nobody Wants to Talk About | Men’s Health Magazine Australia

We all question our sexual prowess from time to time. “Am I big enough? Am I good enough? Is my penis normal?”

 

While it’s perfectly normal to ask these questions, your sexual doubts shouldn’t take over your sex life. However, it was recently uncovered that feeling down after sex isn’t as uncommon as you might think.

A 2017 study out of Queensland University of Technology found that more and more people are starting to experience feelings of sadness after sex, even if it was perfectly successful.

Immediately after sex, as many as 46 percent of men and women reported feelings of anxiety, sadness and tearfulness. In fact, it even has a medical term: post-coital dysphoria, or PCD.

Study author Rob Schweitzer, who reported on the findings, said: “There are a wide range of responses in the period of time immediately following sexual activity, known as the ‘resolution phase.'”

In this phase, Schweitzer explained, people can experience a wide array of emotions.

“Some people like to cuddle, others like to be alone and there are others who experience what is described as post-sex blues.”

But don’t fret – these feelings usually don’t last too long. In fact, in the 48 hours after sex, there’s research that suggests we spend that time with feelings of an afterglow we aren’t even aware of.

By Mens Health Staff

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