Why do men fall asleep right after sex

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It’s common knowledge that men tend to fall asleep right after the wham-bam. While this is great fodder for jokes, memes and gifs, it might not feel that great—not to women, at least. I mean, you’ve just had sex and he’s already in la-la land? What’s that about? What does that say about our powers of seduction and our sexual abilities? Here’s what research has to say.

• It’s not just men. Women fall asleep after sex too. Why? Simple: the act of sex is physical. It’s tiring. It wouldn’t be surprising if both of you fell asleep right after a romp fest. Since we tend to have sex at night, after a long day, we’re already tired and then we go ahead and exert ourselves for some sexy dessert. So we end up falling asleep after. No biggie. It happens.

• We tend to hold our breaths during sex, on our way to orgasm. This cuts the flow of oxygen to the brain, which can make us feel sluggish after, as the body recuperates and replenishes. No biggie. It happens.

• There’s also physical tension in our bodies during sex, which can exhaust us and make us doze off later. No biggie. It happens.

The good news is that if he’s fallen happily asleep, it means you were awesome in bed. You sex goddess, you! However, if he’s regularly and inconsiderately falling asleep right after, leaving you to twiddle your thumbs and cuddle yourself, he definitely needs a talking to. An S&M night might teach him a lesson. If that’s not your cup of tea, a cup of coffee for him or even an energy drink might offer the perfect solution. Yes, we are wicked.