Why we want to have sex after an argument

Anya Meyerowitz
Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Red Online

We're big fans of sex in general: it's pleasurable, it's a brilliant way to reconnect with a partner and it's great for your health, but what about sex after an argument?

You're riled up, you've been trying to get your point across for ages and you've been through a myriad emotions in the past half an hour - but suddenly you're up for some action. Have you experienced this?

Well you're not alone because research does show that romantic conflict often increases feelings of sexual desire.

The argument itself leaves you feeling emotionally detached from your partner, while the sex that follows acts as a fast-tracked way of repairing this by bringing you emotionally and physically closer together.

But, this doesn't mean you should rush straight to the bedroom because the research also shows that the effect is strongest when the argument is successfully resolved ― not just shelved to go and get jiggy.

Plus, heightened emotions generally lead to better sex that feels much more passionate, intense and more likely to get lead to orgasm.

In short, an argument is almost a form of foreplay.

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