Postcoital Dysphoria Leads to Feelings of Sadness, Agitation
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Postcoital dysphoria (PSD) - the "post-sex blues" - affects almost half of women at some point in their lives, according to new research published in Sexual Medicine.
Women with PCD feel great sadness or agitation after sex, even if the experience was a positive one.
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology in Australia polled 230 female heterosexual university students between the ages of 18 and 55. The participants' mean age was 26 years.
The women answered questions about their experiences with PCD.
Forty-six percent of the women had had PCD symptoms at some point in the past. About 5% had experienced PCD during the previous four weeks and 2% said they had PCD "always" or "most of the time."
No association was found between PCD and intimacy in close relationships.
For more details on the study, including the study authors' views on the causes of PCD, please click here.
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Below, you'll find a list of events scheduled through the first quarter of 2016.
2nd Biennial Meeting of the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM)
Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015
ECPS Exam 2016 (EFS & ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologist)
Feb 3, 2016
MJCSM Exam 2016
Feb 3, 2016
18th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine
Feb 4, 2016 - Feb 6, 2016
ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2016
Feb 25, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
Charleston, SC, USA
Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016