"Post coitum omne animal triste est"

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  1. D_Andy Asskicker

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    After sexual intercourse every animal is sad ... a philosopher once said. But do you agree? And is this true for you?

    I used to feel a bit sad after orgasming, but now I get older, this is less and less the case (fortunately!) Instead, I'm hungry now, afterwards, haha!
     
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    Sounds like a philosopher with a bad self image who didn't get much.
     
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    It's a curious feature of humans (can't speak for other animals!) - right before the orgasm you are the most horny, right after, the least horny! Of course, that's the general idea, and I am sure there are many exceptions. And, no doubt, with age this feeling subsides.
     
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    Sad? No, not at all. Relieved and satisfied would be more like it.
     
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    He must have observed the aftermath of dog locking.

    I've never felt sad after orgasm, I usually feel tingly, aglow & ready for a nap.
     
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    Having grown up on a farm I observed young bulls. Generally they looked for another cow or heifer to jump.

    I do not consider this sad.

    As for myself, many years ago the habit was to smoke a cigarette after sex.

    I gave up smoking years ago and can certainly say that my erections are much better than when I was a smoker. That was the reason for giving up the habit of so many years.

    Still enjoying life.

    Time to go and play.
     
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    Without a bit of aftercare, I can experience a pretty dramatic hormonal crash after sex. I wouldn't call that crash 'sadness' though.
     
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    No, don't feel sad "post-coitum". I feel a sense of satisfaction, release and relief, coupled with either a very pleasant drowsiness (usually) or a sense of heightened energy (sometimes), this latter being generally when I have been tired beforehand.

    I wonder if the philospher's remark was prompted by the observation that the frantic physical activity and energy before coming is usually suddenly replaced by a sense of physical langour afterwards?
     
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    Ah, post-wank guilt. Nature's way of telling you to delete your porn and go talk to a real girl.
     
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    Nope, happy as a kid that just got off a rollercoaster ride.

    Wee!! That was fun! Let's do it again!
     
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    What about post-sex guilt with the real girl?
     
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    Yeah same for me, sadness after orgasm most of the time, not really sadness though, more like i'm digusted by sexual things for 5/10 minutes and feel strange.
     
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    In the field of psychotherapy, this is referred to as post-coital tristesse (PCT). It ranges from a general sense of melancholy, to a profound sense of sadness that can last for hours. Research suggests that it's mostly biological. While we're sexually aroused, we produce prolactin (yep, the same hormone that makes women lactate during and after pregnancy). In both sexes, it makes us feel great, and drives us toward pursuing sexual activity. In fact, the more horny you are, the more prolactin you produce (up to 300-400 times your normal rate of production!); so the better the sex, the more prolactin.

    Then, after intercourse, the prolactin production dramatically decreases, leaving us feeling far less "high" than we did. For some people, this severe drop in prolactin leads to depression and feelings of "I gotta get the fuck outta here." Some even cry after sex! (So glad I'm not one of those!)

    The good news is, people can be trained to either shorten the period of sadness or, in some cases, eliminate it altogether. Behavioral Psychologists can help, as can Sex Therapists, so if it's a real problem for you, shop around online for a therapist in your area.
     
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    This must be a guy thing because I've never felt that way before. After orgasm I'm ready for another! Now, when I'm wore out I just peacefully snooze away in my lover's arms. I always sleep on his arms so he doesn't leave, LOL!
     
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    It's not what I'd call "a guy thing" (partly because that sounds rather dismissive), but it is more prevalent in men than in women. Men have a refractory period (a period of time after orgasm during which they are incapable of another orgasm), and part of their Resolution Phase involves dramatic shifts in hormone production.

    For women, orgasm does not produce a refractory period. Their resolution is brief, and they're often ready for another orgasm almost immediately. This is an evolutionary adaptation that allowed females to increase their chances of impregnation by continuing to have sex over and over (even with other partners, if need be).

    In other words, men are mental sluts, and women are physical sluts. :smile:
     
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    I think it was Aristotle (or maybe Socrates) who said that all creatures feel sad after making love, except women and roosters. Which should make some men feel they're really either a rooster or a woman. O===w
     
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    Felix sum, post coitum.
     
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