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Feeling sad after sex is more common than you may think. A lot of women don’t want to admit this feeling to themselves, because sex is “supposed to be” something that makes them feel happy and bonded to their partner. They don’t want to show these feelings to their partner, because they’re afraid of ruining a great experience for him. And they don’t really tell their friends about it because they don’t want their friends to make assumptions about the quality of their relationship. But feeling sad after sex doesn’t necessarily mean you’re with the wrong partner, or even that it was bad sex. There are several chemical, hormonal, mental, emotional and even circumstantial factors that can contribute to post-coital blues. Here is why you might be feeling sad after sex.

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You feel underappreciated

When you have sex with your partner, I wouldn’t say you’re doing him a favor, but you’re definitely doing something he really enjoys. In a sense, you’re appreciating him with your body. So if you feel that he has not been appreciating you mentally and emotionally, you can almost feel like you cheated yourself by having sex with him. If your partner hasn’t done a good job listening to you or paying attention to you recently, you may feel sad after sex.

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