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Kath
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Whenever I'm physically sexually aroused for a period of time, I get really thirsty. Thirsty regardless of what sexual activities I'm doing with my boyfriend. I don't know about masturbating though, I don't feel the need to do that much.

So my question is, why do I get soo thirsty?

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Heather
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Being aroused ups our heart rate, so by all means, if we sustain it, we may find that we become thirsty or hungry.

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Natalie H
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Perhaps it's classical conditioning?

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Kath
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Oh, I never thought of classical conditioning, but no that's not really the case. It'd be fascinating if it was though - I could conduct an extinguishing schedule experiment on myself. Apart from involving bodily fluids, my sexual experiences hasn't got anything to do with water. Although I do remember having a water bottle by the bed the first 5 or so times I had intercourse (although we had been sexual together before that).

I haven't had childhood trauma either, unless I've repressed the memories (highly unlikely).

Heather's explanation seems to me like the simplest answer. It also explains why my boyfriend gets famished from sex. We'll be cuddling after and he'll randomly say "I'm hungry, lets have food" haha.

Thanks to you both!

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Heather
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I think it's probably sound not to leap to the furthest-flung possibility here.

Sexual response and sexual activity involve bodily activity, just like exercise does. Getting thirsty or hungry are both very common physical responses to cardiovascular and nervous system activity. We'd hardly suggest someone taking a long walk and getting thirsty must be psychological, so I'm not sure why that'd be suggested here.

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Cian
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Heh, I have made my partner laugh many a time by announcing, mid post-coital cuddling, that I'm hungry or thirsty. I just figured it comes with the physical activity territory, just like I get thirsty during sports.

So at least you're not alone.

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