The post-sex blues sounds like an oxymoron. After all, those minutes following a hookup are usually associated with feeling relaxed, connected, happy, and blissed out. But a surprising number of young women experience post-coital depression, according to new research out of the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia.
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By Zoë Ruderman
The study found that one in three women have gotten the blues after sex at least once in their lives, and 10 percent reported "frequently or almost always" feeling sad after sex.
The symptoms include melancholy, tearfulness, anxiety, irritability or feeling of restlessness, study author Robert Schweitzer told ScienceDaily.com.
More research is needed since the study was small-scale and scientists aren't sure what causes these feelings and why some women suffer from them and others don't. Schweitzer did suggest that biological predisposition could be to blame, though. We'll keep you updated as we learn more. In the meantime, we want to hear from you...
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Have you ever experience post-sex sadness? Frequently or just every once in a while? Does it seem more connected to the actual hookup or other things going on in your life?
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