You always hear about the post-sex afterglow — but that doesn't mean it's real. It's supposed to be this romantic moment, where people are cuddled up and basking in each other after they just had some life-shattering sex. But how often does it actually happen? A lot of the time, life hits immediately after you have sex. Maybe one of you has to use the bathroom or you just get back to whatever you were doing, like scrolling through Instagram.
A recent survey conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Pure Romance, the online retailer, found that 36 percent of Americans have a post-sex routine — and many of them are more practical than romantic. They asked 2,000 Americans about their post-sex rituals and, while some people were cuddling up, not everyone was feeling so intimate. "We were most surprised by the amount of people who immediately pick up their phone and check social media after sex," Patty Brisben, founder of Pure Romance, tells Bustle. "At Pure Romance, we recommend using the post-sex time to continue connecting with your partner. What this entails varies on the couple, but could include cuddling or having conversations, in order to keep the intimacy of the moment." Luckily, the survey found that some people are doing just that — some, but not all.
Here's what the survey found about the most popular after-sex routines.