SEX is an enjoyable experience and most people will feel relaxed after a session beneath the sheets.
It’s because of this that you should wait until after intercourse when it comes to making big decisions, experts have said.
Sex and relationship expert at condoms.uk Pippa Murphy said there are three feel-good hormones that are released during sex.
She said: “This includes dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin – all of which make you feel good, more focused, more balanced, and also allow you to bond with your partner.
“And on top of this, your cortisol levels (which is your stress hormone) also lower – proving that more sex equals less stress.”
She explained that sex provides a temporary distraction from the stress of everyday life.
It’s removing these distractions that can help you have a clear head, getting rid of mental fog and barriers which might stop you thinking straight.
Urologist at Orlando Health, Jamin Brahmbhatt said the body and mind has a specific response after sex.
Speaking to Men’s Health, he said some men may feel relaxed and fall asleep after ejaculating, while others may feel inspired and ready to work on other tasks.
He said: “MRI studies have shown increased activity in the limbic system (emotion centre) in your brain before sex. This area of your brain has areas responsible for memory, fear, aggression, and other emotions.
“Then after sex, our dopamine levels drop, and there’s a rise in prolactin.
“This change in hormones seems to be the reason for the length of the refractory period, but it also can potentially account for ‘post nut clarity’.”
For both men and women, sex and satisfaction in the bedroom can increase the activity in the brain.
However, while some experts say sex can lift you up, others warn for some people, it could have the opposite affect.
Some people experience ‘postcoital dysphoria’ – which is when someone has an instant down, rather than an instant high and feelings of clarity after intercourse.
A study in 2010 found that 32.9 per cent of people experienced negative moods after sex.
While the cause was not identified, experts said this could be down to past traumas.
The experts said: “This draws attention to the unique nature of postcoital dysphoria], where the melancholy is limited only to the period following sexual intercourse and the individual cannot explain why the dysphoria occurs,