28 June, 2008

Why Break-Up Sex Is So Good

People react in different ways when they realise they’re about to split up - they either get horribly, horribly upset and want to cry. Or they get angry. Or, if you both sort of know it’s coming, they get nostalgic. Thing is, all three reactions produce one thing: strong emotion. And strong emotion is always accompanied by high hormone levels. Because sexual stimulation also causes a surge in our hormones, the brain can sometimes think, ‘Hang on, I know what this means - they’re about to have sex!’. Which is why couples suddenly find themselves incredibly turned on and having fantastic sex in the aftermath of one of the saddest or horrible moments of their life.

On top of this, there’s the thought that this is probably the last time you’ll ever have sex with this person for the rest of your life. The emotion behind it makes this sex session far more meaningful than others. If that’s the last time, it can sometimes also mean it’s the only time you ever let go. You don’t mind exposing your ‘real’ sexual self - maybe one that’s a little less squeaky clean than you’ve lead your partner to believe - because who cares if they judge you? They’ve already rejected you or you’ve rejected them...read on

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