Feeling Super Sad After Sex? Here’s Why!

Missing that transient and blissful feeling after a romp in the sheets? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone and it may not be from bad sex either.

A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine states 46 percent of women have experienced post-coital dysphoria, also known as PCD. Symptoms of PCD include things like tearfulness, sense of melancholy, anxiety, or aggression right after sex.

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According to researchers who conducted the study “no relationship between PCD and intimacy in close relationships.” After asking subjects about the dynamics and factors surrounding their relationships, researchers could not find any conclusive links.

One theory supports the idea PCD is a hormonal thing. The chemical changes in your body initiated by orgasm can actually sometimes cause headaches, so much for the argument of an orgasm instead of aspirin!

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“The findings confirm that PCD is under-recognized and under-researched,” the authors of the study said.

Even though science has devoted so much to researching things like erectile dysfunction, women’s sexual health is still woefully understudied.

If you feel this way post-sex, you may want consult your doctor. Sometimes it’s more than just a bad lay.

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.