After you've just been intimate with someone, you're probably feeling pretty pleased and relaxed, and maybe your playing back in your head what just happened. However, you may not be as focused on all your bodily changes, although there are a few weird things that happen to your body after sexual activity with someone. Our bodies are quite complex, and sometimes we might have some reactions that seem strange or unrelated to what happens in bed. They might seem abnormal, but turns out, they're pretty common.
"A lot is going on," says gynecologist Dr. Angela Jones over email. "Excitement, anticipation — these alone are enough to get your senses heightened, heart rate going, and blood flow increasing to various parts of your body. Not solely due to the physicality of it all, intimacy and the act of sex itself activates your autonomic nervous, 'fight or flight' system; which is responsible for the increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and hence the sweat leading to glistening skin, and muscle exhaustion from the contraction of muscles."
With so much occurring at one time, it's no surprise your body is much more sensitive. Here are nine weird things that happen to your body after intimacy that you may not have realized.