They might be happy tears, tears of relief, or a bit of melancholy. Tears during or after sex can also be a purely physical reaction. Clinically speaking, crying after sex is known as postcoital dysphoria PCD or — occasionally — postcoital tristesse PCT. PCD symptoms may include tearfulness, sadness, and irritability after consensual sex, even if it was perfectly satisfying.
If You Find Yourself Crying When You’re Making Love, Read This.
10 Reasons For Crying During Sex — And What It Might Mean
Crying during or after sex is a scene commonly seen in movies or TV, when the experience is so overwhelming or emotional that the person has to let it out, but it can happen in real life too. It can be confusing, and maybe even a little bit shocking, to have that response from being intimate with someone, but it's helpful to understand and ask yourself: Why do some people cry during sex? According to Dr. Jenni Skyler , certified sex therapist, sexologist, and licensed marriage and family therapist for AdamEve.
Here's Exactly Why You Cry During Sex and What You Can Do About It
When you imagine having sex that you're totally into, crying probably isn't part of the picture. But sometimes when you're in the middle of doing the deed, your emotions take over and you suddenly find tears leaking out of your eyes. You might feel surprised depending on the situation, but being overcome with feelings during the act is actually pretty normal, even when you actively want to have sex.
If you ever cried during your orgasm and wondered what the fuck it was all about, the answer is quite simple. The orgasm created a chain reaction that resulted in the release of some tension from your emotional body. Nothing more, nothing less.