Many Women Experience Depression After Sex
Sex is painted to be this awesome, breathtaking experience with an euphoric ending. And it is for most of us. However, as many as 50% of women, a study has found, experience post-sex depression.
While some women might feel sad or disappointed they didn’t reach an orgasm during sex, many feel sad even if they reach an orgasm. Cheer up, you’re not doing anything wrong!
Quite a lot of women suffer symptoms of depression after sex. It’s called ‘Postcoital Dysphoria’ (PCD). In a paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine last week, which asked a sample of 230 university women how they felt after sex, found that an astonishing 46% ‘reported experiencing PCD symptoms at least once in their lifetime with 5.1 experiencing PCD symptoms a few times within the past 4 weeks. The symptoms consist of anxiety, agitation, aggression, tearfulness and a sense of melancholy or depression following sexual intercourse.
So why is this happening to women?
Worry not bro, it’s not a reflection of your sexual abilities. It’s the body’s natural chemical reacting badly. Researchers from the QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY postulate the sadness to arise from ‘hormonal shifts which occur after orgasm, which can also trigger post-coital headaches’
This is obviously a problem that needs to be studied more closely as it is affecting both female sexuality and their sexual confidence.