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SEX is a pleasant experience and most people will feel relaxed after a session under the sheets.
That’s why you should wait until after sex to make big decisions, experts say.
Pippa Murphy, sex and relationship expert at condoms.uk, says there are three feel-good hormones that are released during sex.
She said: “That includes dopamine, endorphins and oxytocin – all of which make you feel good, more focused, more balanced and also allow you to bond with your partner.
“And on top of that, your cortisol levels (which is your stress hormone) also drop, proving that more sex equals less stress.”
She explained that sex provides a temporary distraction from the stresses of everyday life.
It removes those distractions that can help clear your head, get rid of mental fog and barriers that might be preventing you from thinking straight.
Orlando Health urologist Jamin Brahmbhatt said the body and mind have a specific response after sex.
Speaking to Men’s Health, he said some men may feel relaxed and fall asleep after ejaculating, while others may feel inspired and ready to work on other tasks.
He said: “MRI studies have shown increased activity of the limbic system (emotion center) in your brain before sex. This area of your brain contains areas responsible for memory, fear, aggression and other emotions.
“Then after sex our dopamine levels drop and there is an increase in prolactin.
“This change in hormones appears to be the reason for the length of the refractory period, but it may also potentially explain the ‘post-nut clarity’.”
For both men and women, sex and bedroom satisfaction can increase brain activity.
However, while some experts say sex can uplift you, others warn for some people it could have the opposite effect.
Some people experience ‘post-coital dysphoria’ – which is when someone has a low moment, rather than a high moment and a sense of clarity after sex.
A 2010 study found that 32.9% of people had negative moods after sex.
Although the cause has not been identified, experts have said it could be due to past trauma.
Experts said: “This draws attention to the unique nature of post-coital dysphoria]where the melancholia is limited only to the period after intercourse and the individual cannot explain why the dysphoria occurs,
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