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Men suffer ‘post-sex blues’ just like women, study finds


It has long been assumed that men like to roll over and fall into a contented sleep after sex while women can sometimes feel tearful, irritable and in need of a cuddle.

But a new study suggests that men can feel just as melancholic and anxious after lovemaking.

The phenomenon is known as Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD), or the ‘post-sex blues’ which lasts between five minutes and two hours, and until now was thought to only affect women.

However, when researchers from the University of Queensland surveyed more than 1,200 men from Britain, Australia, the US, Russia and New Zealand, they found that 41 per cent had experienced the condition at some time in their lives, just five per cent less than women….

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