Post-coital dysphoria, or post-coital tristesse, is the term used to describe feeling of tearful, sad, anxious, aggressive, agitated or generally melancholic after sex. What is most interesting about the condition is that it happens after sex that is consensual. She explained that it comes down the explosion of hormones in the body after sex, including endorphins, oxytocin and prolactin.
Angry sex tends to be the kind of throw-down, need-you-right-now sex you read about in bodice-ripping romance novels or see in rom-coms. Read on to learn more about why angry sex happens, how to spice things up, and when to reconsider. To learn more, we spoke to Dr.
Sexual violence is shockingly common in our society. In some Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, that figure is even higher. Regardless of age or gender, the impact of sexual violence goes far beyond any physical injuries.
Consensual sex with a partner you're into is supposed to make you feel a lot of things, like sexy, close, ecstatic, blissed out, warm, relaxed But thanks to a growing area of research, we now know that about half of all sex-having people feel a flurry of negative emotions instead. Those post-sex blues, more formally called postcoital dysphoriaor PCD, are a common but under-researched and under-reported phenomenon that causes people to feel sad, angry, depressed, or anxious after an activity that's supposed to make you feel generally pretty great.
Jordan : Cultural acceptance of sexual assault and violence has made it really complicated for me to talk to partners. I always feel like I have to hide part of myself in my relationships and as a result it makes it really hard for me to be fully invested on an emotional level because I am constantly performing. And it makes me question how much I can expect a partner to give when I cannot and will not give all of myself.
Each individual victim of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way they respond to the assault is determined by a multitude of factors. However, just as there are common patterns of sexual assault, there are common responses to sexual assault.
When she was 16, Lindsay Marie Gibson was raped. After her assault, life continued, as it does. Years later, in college, she met the man who would become her husband.
Some women feel depressed immediately after sex — a strange phenomenon, but there's an explanation. You'd think that most people would feel happy after sex. You'd hope so, anyway, but there's an infliction that causes some women to suffer an immense sadness after intercourse.
Breakup sex is often lauded as a more incredible type of sex that everyone should experience at least once. Angry sex has also shown up in this realm and is described as being incredible to participate in. The question that rarely comes up, however, is whether or not angry sex is a healthy expression of sexuality, within a relationship or without.