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(NSFW) What causes some women to cry after a certain act?

Asked by rebbel (23447 points ) July 23rd, 2011

Is it known why some females (maybe males too?) cry, just after they reach orgasm?
Sometimes can be crying mixed with laughter.
The question was in my head longer but after reading @zenvelo’s answer to the crying question from @Jay484, i thought that it may be related.
Anybody has an idea, even has experienced it?
Thanks in advance!

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Laughter and crying are both ways to release tension. There is a lot of tension built up in the body during sex, and orgasm may be only one of the ways that the body releases it. Some people cry.

I have never cried, but I am wired like a crazy person afterward. I can’t sleep for hours. Probably a similar phenomenon.

marinelife's avatar

I have experienced it. It is usually just the beauty of the moment, the overwhelming feeling of love.

redfeather's avatar

I’ve never, ever, cried after. Sometimes my eyes water and tear up during, but I don’t think I’m crying. I think I’d really freak a guy out if I did start crying.

AmWiser's avatar

Hormones.;-)

Meego's avatar

Women are emotional sometimes and the overwhelming of emotion is released with our orgasm. We don’t always have sex to just get off, we use our emotions which are usually on our sleeves as it is.

Jeruba's avatar

Intensity of feeling.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Somehow changing the title of the question made my response seem so cold and unfeeling.

Sunny2's avatar

Sheer joy!

rebbel's avatar

No, @ANef_is_Enuf, it is not, in my view.
I got the question back for editing with the request to change the title, to make it more clear what it was about.
I thought to play it safe and put just NSFW (Question inside) but that was too few.
Sorry if it made you feel awkward.

Bellatrix's avatar

It has happened to me a couple of time and I think it is, as has been suggested, just a major release of feeling/tension. When it happened to me, they were both times of really heightened emotions.

I didn’t find your response cold and unfeeling at all @ANef_is_Enuf. I thought it was very informative and spot on.

ETpro's avatar

My first love did this every time we had intercourse. While I am not suggesting my experience with her is the norm, with her intercourse alone was never enough to bring her to orgasm. Going down on her did it every tiem. She always cried right after I orgasmed in intercourse, but never when I got her off by giving her head. So I assumed it was the pent up emotion bursting out in frustration because intercourse could feel great to her and get her wanting release, but it just didn’t get her there—or maybe it was just me being young in inexperienced,

Seelix's avatar

I’ve cried before, and had to reassure my partner that everything was okay (very okay, in fact). I can’t really explain the why of it – I think it just had to do with the fact that, for me, orgasm with a partner I love is a very emotional experience, and I just felt flooded with love. I know it sounds cliche, but there it is. For what it’s worth, it’s only ever happened during intercourse – not during any other kind of stimulation.

Bagardbilla's avatar

Funny, I usually cry from lack of orgasms. :(

@seelix your partner is very lucky. :)

lonelydragon's avatar

Hormones are in flux during and after intercourse, so that could lead to crying. There can be emotional reasons as well, and they run the gamut from happiness to love to even regret.

redfeather's avatar

I’m really surprised it was this common.

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