Feeling sad after a bed session is so common, there's actually a name for it. Sex has lots of proven body benefits : It can help reduce pain, make it easier to sleep, and strengthen your immune system. But it also may have an unexpected effect on your mood, leaving you feeling sad and blue after the action is over—so much so that you might finding yourself crying. This sadness has a name: post-coital dysphoria PCD. Ian Kerner, a New York City—based sex therapist, describes PCD as "[feelings of] sadness, anger, and distress generally post-sex and often post-orgasm. In fact, you don't need a partner—PCD can even happen during or after masturbation.
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That said, the symptom is not unheard of: up to nine percent of all sexually active women experience postcoital bleeding at some point in their lives , according to a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology International. Oftentimes, seeing blood is a lot scarier than the root of the issue, which could involve any of the following:. Infections are often to blame for post-coital bleeding among women younger than 40, according to Dr. Dweck, who says yeast and bacterial infections can lead to inflammation of the delicate tissues that line the vascular, i.