Have you ever experienced that “aha” moment post-sex? Well, believe it or not, it's actually a thing for a lot of people. Below lies a dissection about what is it and why you feel that ~magical~ feeling.
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Let me paint a picture for you. It's the opening scene. You and your partner are getting down and dirty and then... BOOM. That magic moment. The end game has been accomplished and now, you're at ease.
But minutes after the big moment, your mind has never felt clearer. For some reason, you almost feel enlightened.
What is this sensation?
Well, brother (or sister) listen up.
You're experiencing Post Nut Clarity.
Post Nut Clarity isn’t necessarily that moment after sex where you think, what the fuck just happened? No. It’s almost like a boost to your mind.
For instance, maybe you’ve been struggling with school work, and it clicks. Or you totally have procrastinated some of your work and now you have a whole new sense of urgency. It’s crazy what a little release could do for you.
If it hasn’t been made clear so far, let me help you understand what this phenomenon means.
Urban Dictionary defines this magical feeling as follows:
Post Nut Clarity (n): The immediate clear-mindedness or soberness an individual gains after [finishing].
And it would appear this is something that is far too common for guys. Why? Well, oddly enough there aren't too many studies about it. Doctors seem to believe that this sensation can be attributed to a hormonal release.
If you didn’t know with sex comes a whole heap of science. Neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones, yadda, yadda, yadda. Essentially, when we climax there’s a sudden rush of dopamine, which is a “feel awesome” hormone in our systems. Maybe there is some type of moment when it settles and you sober up from this hormone high that brings clarity to your mind.
The one thing to keep in mind about Post Nut Clarity is that it isn't necessarily common for all guys. Of course, sex has its moments for everyone, but it's not a universal sensation.
Some people just want to lay up and knock out and while others what to bask in this euphoria. Maybe the sex session felt like a quick workout and an even quicker peak. Also, this isn’t just special to guys. Many girls claim to have a similar feeling when they reach their destination.
"I swear I was trippin'. I had a big assignment due at midnight and I was hanging with my girlfriend. We were messing around, while I was procrastinating, and right after me and my girl had just got done, I'm sitting there feeling great. I kid you not, I grinder out that assignment in less than an hour, when it probably should have taken me a couple"-Nick, 21
"I was with this chick after a night out, and I knew I was getting lucky. She was cool, but I was just focused on one thing: Getting it in. In the moment it was great and all, but right after I felt like a came to, out of a trance. I realized what I had done and who it was with and I couldn't help but let out a "Fuck me!" under my breath. I took care of the damage control and called her an Uber, while I dealt with the post-nut regret." -Anonymous, 23
So Is This Shit Forreal?
Well, you see there’s no exact science to it, but there is plenty of substance. So the answer is... kind of up in the air. Maybe because we are so honed in on doing the dirty we close the world out. Then, when it's over, we snap back to reality and it seems odd to us.
So, if you are able to get your life together because you're having sex, it seems like a perfect excuse to keep on trucking. It's definitely a win-win situation. Regardless, with great power comes great responsibility. So use that Post Nut Clarity wisely.