(Closed) Does sex make you feel more relaxed?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

papillon20:  personally I definitely feel more relaxed after being with Fiance. I don’t get frustrated or unable to concentrate if it’s been a while, but I definitely feel my stress level go down afterwards!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Yes, having sex with my husband does help me feel relaxed in everyday life.

Sometimes my workdays are so hectic that I don’t even have the time to think about it, but if we spend a whole week without sex (luckily this has happened only once so far!) I feel so moody and irritable.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

too relaxed. actually any time spent with my Fiance makes me too relaxed. it’s hard to get work done. but yes, sex is a great stress-reliever. so is just kissing or cuddling. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Orgasms make your brain release chemicals that make you feel happy and relaxed, so yes, sex relaxes me.

But I can also orgasm by myself, and that’s relaxing too. I prefer sex, but if my husband is unavailable, I’ll take care of myself.

Since my first time, I think the longest I went without sex was about 4 months. It didn’t make me tight wound or anything, because it’s not that long and I’m not generally a tightly wound person, but I didn’t like it. Generally, we’re wired to want sex, and once you know what you’re missing, it’s frustrating. And it can be a blow to your self esteem, which makes it worse.

I think the trope in movies & TV has a lot to do with characters missing the companionship of a sexual partner and getting frustrated about no one having sex with them, as well as the frustration of missing sex itself (and some characters don’t make themselves orgasm while alone), and it’s easier to frame it by just talking about sex, plus a sexual partner is easier to find than a relationship, and it can be a confidence booster that helps someone become ready for a relationship.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Yeah, it relaxes me – yay endorphins – and I get crabby if it’s been a week or so without. Not really irritable with everyday stuff but irritable in close contact with my SO. It’s like being in a bakery when you’re on a diet!

I don’t think it’s quite as potent as depicted in entertainment but it’s what PP said about having had it and knowing it’s missing.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I definitely feel more relaxed after sex.  The feeling doesn’t always carry over into the next day.  But it in the moment, and immediatel after, it really helps me unwind.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

papillon20:  yeah it makes me feel relaxed comforted and closer to my fl

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes it definitely relaxes me, I can’t sleep without it however tired I am even if my fi is away I need to do something before bed or I won’t get to sleep.

I am one of those can’t imagine not having it for a few days people im not myself without it I can’t understand people who can go without it so I don’t know.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I feel better definitely.  Happier usually.  I can go weeks in between but once we are living together it will most likely change. It depends on the person.  Some will seem happier and less bitchy. I am one of those thatgets bitchy 

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