sadness after sex

Avant-garde Avant-garde
After I climax I feel an empty sadness for about 12 to 24 hours. I believe this is know as post coital tristesse or PCT. This just happened all of a sudden I never suffered from it before, any advice.
09/29/2010
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Envy Envy
I have it as well after toying, as well as feeling angry for no reason. I dunno about any advice, I just wish i knew why it happens.
09/29/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
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Originally posted by Envy
I have it as well after toying, as well as feeling angry for no reason. I dunno about any advice, I just wish i knew why it happens.
It happens because when you climax there is significant boost of dopamine in the brain which is counteracted by prolactin. It is this that causes those feelings.
09/29/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Interesting - I've read that a good orgasm can also release oxytocin - 'the bonding' hormone link. I suppose that's why couples sex tends to more enjoyable.

I don't get sad after masturbating - but I do get much more satisfaction from partner sex - so I guess the oxytocin works for me!

Apparently you can buy the stuff! link
09/29/2010
Alegria Alegria
I cried after sex once. Freaked out my boyfriend though and I think he still thinks he did something wrong. Now, I'm more likely to laugh or giggle during and after though.

I don't have any advice; just that sex releases a lot of feelings; if you need to cry, let yourself cry. There's no harm in that.
09/29/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
Interesting, I have felt this a couple of times and thought it was just me being emotional or just having a bad day. I should know all this neurotransmitter/hormo ne info, I did really well in biopsychology, guess I need to brush up on my info lol.
09/29/2010
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