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Depression after orgasm

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LannisterLion2 · 11/05/2019 20:05

After I orgasm, I always have a strange empty feeling for about 10 minutes afterwards. I feel as if there's no point to anything, and isolated from the world....it's an odd state of mind. This tends to happen if I've had intercourse before using a toy, rather than using a toy without intercourse (I can't cum from intercourse alone).

Just wondered if other women feel this way, and if there's a scientific reason for it?

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xpc316e · 12/05/2019 00:32

This is such a well-known issue that even the Romans had a saying 'post coitum omne animal triste est'. It means that all animals are sad after intercourse, so you are by no means unusual.

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AloneLonelyLoner · 16/05/2019 20:23

I used to have this!! I still do on occasion. For me it's like a wave of sadness. A big black wave. Horrible. Apparently it's to do with a sudden hormone spike (not sure which one, oestrogen?).

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FiveStoryFire · 22/05/2019 07:49

It's called postcoital dysphoria.

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Funnyface1 · 24/05/2019 21:44

I get this too. I looked it up once and found it was very common so just stopped bothering about it.

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AllFallDown · 26/05/2019 11:11

What it isn't is depression, though. La Petite Mort is hugely common.

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