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Why do men's mood change after ejaculating?


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Because of changes in hormones and neurotransmitters, men may feel different after ejaculating. Dopamine, oxytocin, and prolactin are some of the hormones and chemicals that are released during sexual excitement and pleasure.

Prolactin levels jump sharply right after a man ejaculates. It is known that prolactin makes people feel full and sexually satisfied, but it may also cause a short-term drop in mood and desire. Dopamine levels may also drop briefly after ejaculation, which can affect drive and reward feelings.

People's answers are very different. Some men may feel calm, happy, or even sleepy after an orgasm, while others may feel irritable or moody for a short time. This is often called the "post-coital blues." Most of the time, these mood swings are only temporary and go back to normal once hormone levels settle.

How men see and feel mood changes after ejaculation can also be affected by things like their relationships, stress levels, and mental health in general.