Great sex brings in the perfect storm of emotions and physical sensations—it makes you feel comfortable doing things you normally wouldn’t do, and it makes you crave some unexpected experiences/foods/sensations. You know how they say sex is like a drug? And you know how some activities are just (let’s face it) better on drugs? Like eating french fries when you’re high or going to a concert when you’re…you get the idea. Well doing certain things immediately after sex—especially if an orgasm or two were involved—is just better than doing them at any other time. Here are 15 things that are awesome to do after sex.
An orgasm brings on a sense of stillness, of wholeness and of mindfulness. Meditation brings on all of that too. When you do one immediately after the other, you end up feeling more relaxed and content than you ever thought possible.
Watch reality TV
Your brain can’t really handle a documentary on the political infrastructure of this country. But a little dumb TV somehow feels just right when you’re in that hazy, mush-brained, post-coital state of mind.
Eat in bed
You’re going to wash those sheets anyways! They’re covered in bodily fluids, lubricant, and condom wrappers. So make a little more mess and eat in bed.
Watch a funny video
Laughter and orgasms are two of the most pleasing experiences in life. Having one after the other will make your happy hormones skyrocket.
It feels so…complete. You get dirty together, and then you get clean together. And you’ll probably just bang in the shower again.
Be in nature
If you can get close to nature—even if it just means looking at the stars from your balcony—do. Nature puts you in a meditative state, which just enhances the post-orgasm calm.
Tell him what you liked
There’s no natural time to tell your partner that you like when he rubs his penis between your cleavage outside of immediately after him just doing that. So tell him now!
Ask him what he liked
This is also a great time for him to tell you what you did that he was into. He probably will feel uncomfortable or demanding if he brings it up over waffles.
Listen to classical music
Classical music is incredibly effective in bringing out your emotions. When you’ve just had an orgasm, you’re in a particularly balanced state to feel emotions even more strongly than ever, but in a satisfying, and un-intimidating way.
Eat some protein
You know how after a workout if you eat protein it mostly turns into muscle? If you have some active sex, then the same goes for protein consumed after that.
Lay directly under a fan
Your bodies are all hot and sweaty. It feels so nice just to lay naked, snuggling, directly under the fan. You can run ice cubes over each other’s bodies, too.
Snuggle with your dog
Put clothes on first so Fido doesn’t stick his nose where it doesn’t belong. But snuggling with a dog sends happy hormones rushing through your system. You already have a lot of that going on from the orgasm, so adding a puppy snuggle heightens everything.
Take naked selfies
Whatever body insecurities you tackle all day just melt away after some great sex. So capture this beautiful moment in a photo. You’ll be amazed at how strong and confident you look.
They don’t require any work to consume; they’re sexual in nature so they’ll probably make you want to bang again, and they’ll cool you down.
Buy a sex toy online
If ever your partner is going to be receptive to hopping on Amazon and buying something that vibrates, it will be now.