This Is Why Having Sex With Your Ex Always Feels So Extra Good, According to Science

By 04.07.17
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Speaking of sex with one’s ex, ever wondered why having sex with an ex almost always feels better than just sex with someone you, you know, haven’t broken up with?

I mean, one or both of you at some point obviously decided that you weren’t compatible, right?

So why, despite the very good chance that you will hate yourself afterwards, is sex with an ex so freaking good? You know it’s wrong, but it just feels so right.

Turns out there is a scientific reason for it. Yes, we can now blame science for our being susceptible to the backslide. Phew…

According to Medical Daily

Most of us know revisiting our relationship past isn’t always a good idea. Sex with our ex is something everyone warns us about, yet a few texts, dinner, and drinks later, we’re unable to resist the carnal temptation. We are overwhelmed by the surge of endorphins released during sex, which is what stimulates good feelings throughout the body.

Neuroscientists at Northwestern University suggest orgasms feel so good because sexual stimulation sends the brain into an altered state of consciousness; it blocks everything else, and allows us to solely focus on the sensation. Sex releases neurochemicals that forge emotions, feelings of attachment, and even love, according to Psychology Today. The level of pleasure we feel is connected to the release of the chemicals, which can be used to measure the intensity of our orgasm.


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