Up­set af­ter sex

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Q Im­me­di­ately af­ter I cli­max dur­ing sex, I feel ter­ri­bly de­pressed and need to be alone. It’s a strain on my re­la­tion­ship, what’s wrong? Alex, Rom­ford

AIt’s called post­coital dys­pho­ria and quite of­ten af­fects both men and women, prob­a­bly due to the rapid drop in hor­mone lev­els af­ter an or­gasm. But se­vere or pro­longed de­pres­sion af­ter sex could mean there’s a psy­cho­log­i­cal hang-up, too, and sex ther­apy or coun­selling might help.

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