It’s a known fact that men love to doze off after sex, while the women on the other hand prefer to cuddle and get a bit more intimate with their man.
Why the difference in reaction and emotions from both genders after sex?
There are scientific and psychological reasons why women love to cuddle after sex
1. THE LOVE HORMONE
While the prolactin hormone is released in men after sex, oxytocin is what’s released in women that make them want to feel more intimate. The release of the prolactin triggers the man to doze off for a while, while the oxytocin is responsible for what scientists refer to as ‘pair bonding’. In evolutionary theory, a woman loves to bond in order to make the man commit to her and their offspring.
2. TO ASSESS THE MAN
According to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research, women use brief affairs to assess whether a man has good prospects to be a long-term partner, and his ability to cuddle even suggests that he might be a good father.
3. SEX COULD MAKE HER FEEL VULNERABLE
A woman is more likely to feel vulnerable after sex than a man. If she suspects that you’ve only used her for sexual gratification, she might feel vulnerable, especially if she wants more from that affair. But that moment of intimacy after sex gives her that feeling of being valued, adored and appreciated.
4. IT SHOWS SIGNS OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
To a man, his actions after sex rarely means a thing to him; but it’s different with women. A woman’s psychology tilts towards the thoughts that when two people enjoy the closeness of each other’s company then the relationship is healthy.
5. IT’S A SUBTLE WAY OF SAYING ‘I LOVE YOU’
To a woman, cuddling after sex is her own way of saying ‘I love you’, and if the man also cuddles her, she receives the same message.
6. WARMTH, ROMANCE AND AFFECTION
Cuddling after sex adds that bit of magic to the sex. To a woman it builds affection and intimacy, while also providing warmth. It’s like a three in one feeling, and this makes her geared up for the next round.
Women want to feel loved, even after sex; that’s the sole reason they cuddle.