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Should You Cuddle Or Sleep After Sex??

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That's the age old question, isn't it? Should you cuddle or sleep after sex, and what does it mean when you choose one over the other??

But don't worry, dear readers, because science is on the case — and they examined 456 people to try and figure it out.

Turns out that the tendency to fall asleep first after sex is associated with greater partner desire for bonding and affection. So, if you're falling asleep right after sex, chances are your partner wants more bonding and affection.

The thing is this, though: falling asleep after sex (regardless of how tired you actually are) could be a built in mechanism to avoid talking about commitment and intimacy.

"Falling asleep before one's partner may be a non-conscious way to foreclose on any commitment conversation after sex."

So who is more likely to fall asleep first?

According to shitty movies, it's always men. Not true.

It's actually equal. Unless sex hasn't taken place, then it's more likely that the women will fall asleep first.

Why?

"Perhaps men stay awake longer as an artifact of mate guarding — making sure the woman doesn't leave them for another partner. Men may also stay awake longer in an attempt to entice their partner into having sex."

Nothing like a little bit of snoring to drive that rejection home, fellas!

Whomp whomp!

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