Is it normal to cry after sex or orgasm?
Scientifically speaking, crying during sex is sometimes referred to as postcoital tristesse (PCT). To better understand this phenomenon, we first need to examine what happens to your body during an orgasm.
Several parts of your brain “light up” during climactic release. This includes your genitalia’s sensory input centers and the areas responsible for secreting oxytocin (the “love hormone”) and dopamine, which provides a natural high. These chemical responses intensify the emotional responses that accompany an orgasm.