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AponiKanti
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is it common to get sleepy after sex, even if you didn't orgasm? i was just wondering, since sometimes I get super tired after sex with my boyfriend. i also tend to feel calmer and more balanced afterwords as well
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Sex is a pretty exhausting activity. [Smile] So, yes feeling calm and sleepy afterward is very normal.

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Heather
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As well, when we've had any kind of sex in which the sexual response cycle is engaged, a whole bunch of different chemical things are going on. With resolution often comes the release of things like dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin and prolactin, which contribute to feeling relaxed or sleepy.

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AponiKanti
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lol mmk, thankies
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rabiteen
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I get sleepy and never orgasm from penetration - I put it down to physical exercise (I'm quite lazy!)
I also find I get thirsty for some reason! Possibly the exercise again...

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AponiKanti
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lol hey, I've actually lost a little bit of weight when I was able to have sex regularly XD my boyfriend cracked up when I told him I'd lost a pound after like two weeks of being able to have sex three times a week. So, I can understand that too, I'm kinda lazy and asthmatic, makes for a great excuse from PE.
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Physical bonding activities cause your body to release oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, which makes you feel happy & secure & in love & everything of that nature. Isn't that nice? Maybe that's why you feel calmer and more balanced. [Smile]

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