WASHINGTON — Falling asleep first after having sex may leave your partner longing for attention and more bonding time, new research finds.
“The time the couple spends together after sex is prime time for bonding and the commitment conversation,” said Daniel Kruger of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. ” Your oxytocin and the hormones related to affective relationships are raging, so it’s prime time for bonding.”
This after-sex bonding period could be evolutionarily derived, since in the case of a pregnancy, the female would desire a commitment from her sexual partner. Spending this time bonding could be an important way to secure that commitment.
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