Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Why Do Men Feel Tired After Sex?

Women prefer to cuddle after sex, but men would rather doze off.  Most women consider this a sign as a man’s lack of interest in the relationship. But, there is a biological reason that men tend to feel sleepy after raunchy or satisfying sex.

Post-coitus sleep is not a myth, but there is research that proves men experience exhaustion and need to sleep after sexual intercourse. Different hormones and chemicals are released in the body after ejaculation that induces sleep and narrows the chance for men to engage in a second round of sexual intercourse.

These are the chemicals and hormones released after ejaculation that makes men fall asleep:
  • Prolactin: Sexual satisfaction releases this hormone, prolactin which induces drowsiness. If you want to counter this hormone and jump back into bed dopamine is the way to go. Dopamine is a mood booster that reduces prolactin in the body.
  • Oxytocin: This love hormone is also released and helps the body to relax. This makes men feel sleepy after a satisfying sexual experience.
  • Vasopressin: This hormone tightens the blood vessels and plays an important role in homeostasis of the body. This hormone is directly released in the brain and tends to relax the body.
  • Neurotransmitters – Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Nitric Oxide: These are the main neurotransmitters that relax the body. Nitric oxide is released in the penis.
  • Physical exercise: Men generally exert the body more during sex as compared to women. So, men tire themselves out more during sex.
 Culled From Healthmeup.com