Is it normal to cry after having an orgasm?

During sex, orgasm can surprise our bodies... and our emotions! The pleasure sometimes leads to tears. Is this normal?

Is it normal to cry after having an orgasm?
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Sexual intercourse is a moment of sharing where the sensations are at their peak. Everyone experiences pleasure differently and the body's reactions are proof of this. Laughter, sleep... Sometimes we are surprised to feel tears running down our cheeks.

Why do we cry after an orgasm?

Rest assured, crying after an orgasm is a completely normal phenomenon! It is even called 'crymaxing:' a contraction of 'cry' and 'climaxing,' having an orgasm. Crying is nothing to be ashamed of, and is not uncommon for some people after an orgasm. To understand this reaction, we need to look at what happens in our bodies after a peak of sexual pleasure.

During orgasm, the brain is flooded with oxytocin and dopamine, more commonly known as the happy and pleasure hormones. They are what make you feel so good after an orgasm. The strong emotions of pleasure are so intense that the body needs to release them in different forms. Laughing, sleeping or crying, the reactions are different and should not cause any shame. Tears of happiness are therefore a natural reaction after an intense pleasure.

How to react to post-orgasm crying?

Tears after sex and orgasm can be uncomfortable, but they don't have to be. There's no reason why tears won't be a part of your next pleasurable moment. It all depends on how your body reacts. Even though there are no real studies or solutions for post-orgasm tears, you can build confidence. Don't feel guilty about these little drops of happiness! Let yourself go and accept this reaction of your body.

If your partner cries after the orgasm, you must be attentive. Communication will be key to defusing any possible feelings of shame. Cuddling or talking, sharing can make the tears disappear.

Crying after an orgasm is normal and happens more often than you think. It is a natural reaction of the body to let go after intense pleasure. Accept the sensation without feeling guilty, sex should be a moment of well-being and mutual sharing.