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23rd Jul 2012

Breaking News: Men Get Sleepy After Sex. Really.

Some new research has just revealed what we've all known for years: men completely shut down after sex.

Ladies, breaking news today as some new research has just discovered the following important information: sex makes men sleepy. Yes, really. We know, it’s shocking right? You might want to take a few deep breaths.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that scientists are claiming that men really do need to sleep after getting down and dirty because their brains can’t cope with pillow talk, or anything else for that matter.

Now, we know what you’re thinking: is this the most pointless bit of research to ever be conducted in the history of all time? Eh, we’re inclined to say yes, yes it is. Surely these scientists could have saved everyone a lot of trouble and time if they just went straight to the female population and asked them if a man’s brain shuts down after sex. We guarantee that they would have received a resounding ‘YES!’

Anyway, these researchers used advanced scanning techniques to examine men’s brains before and during an orgasm. The results revealed that the ‘thinking’ area of a man’s brain completely shuts down straight after sex. This is accompanied by a surge of feel-good chemicals that also have a sleep-inducing effect on the brain.

“These experiments give us the first hints as to what happens in the brain during orgasm. After men have an orgasm they usually experience a refractory period when they cannot be aroused,” said Serge Stoleru, a French neuroscientist who led the group of researchers.

“For women it seems to be different. They don’t seem to have such a strong refractory period and may be asking for more when their partners just want a rest,” he added.

There you have it ladies – a ground-breaking bit of research, huh?