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 word nurd
Joined: 8/30/2007
Msg: 1
Post-orgasm: Energized or tranquilized?Page 1 of 2    (1, 2)
Orgasms release endorphins into the spinal fluid. They produce a natural high, a pleasurable and calming experience for most of us. For most people, depending upon the circumstances (time of day, mood, etc.), it can lead to sleep.

I know that's the case for me. While I'm content to cuddle and converse afterward, often the energy level isn't there, and the chemical rush leads seamlessly to sleep.

My SO, however, has a very different reaction. After her orgasm(s), she feels a tremendous boost in her energy level. Instead of wanting to drift off to sleep (even in the wee hours of the morning), she has to fight the urge to get up and go on a cleaning spree.

Is this common? She seems to think she's a goofball. Which is another thread entirely...
 word nurd
Joined: 8/30/2007
Msg: 2
Post-orgasm: Energized or tranquilized?
Posted: 1/14/2008 10:09:27 AM

Sex at night puts me out like a light.


Sounds like you're channeling Dr. Seuss...

I think that's true for most people, but not for my SO. Even if it's 2 a.m., and it's been a long, stressful day, she gets invigorated.
 Leeanne
Joined: 10/14/2005
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Posted: 1/14/2008 10:51:09 AM
It can go either way for me depending on how much I have been doing prior! On a busy day it knocks me out - on a lazy day it gives me energy!! No matter what though - I always feel really good after!
 FatBottomGirlie
Joined: 10/5/2007
Msg: 4
Post-orgasm: Energized or tranquilized?
Posted: 1/14/2008 12:12:05 PM
It can go for me either way as well. However, it also depends on the intensity of the orgasm and if there's more than one.

The more intense the more relaxed I am after. If I should experience multiples the last one is almost always more intense than the one before and after 3 or so just roll me over and let me nap. lol

Maybe you need to work on the intensity level for your SO?
 GeneralizingNow
Joined: 10/10/2007
Msg: 5
Post-orgasm: Energized or tranquilized?
Posted: 1/14/2008 1:56:39 PM
I am usually energized. But not to the point of getting up and cleaning.
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 6
Post-orgasm: Energized or tranquilized?
Posted: 1/14/2008 2:14:41 PM

My SO, however, has a very different reaction. After her orgasm(s), she feels a tremendous boost in her energy level.


Yeap. Normal. Some people even do it another three more times before they get sleepy.
 no_1_bby
Joined: 5/3/2006
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Posted: 1/14/2008 3:16:05 PM
It's been too long.. I've forgotten!!! LOL!!
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