I have a great fear of the post-ejaculatory moodiness that men so often experience. I'm afraid of it because, in the past, it has caused terrible misunderstandings and I don't want that to happen with the new man in my life. As a result, I've been researching this to try to understand it better. I found an interesting article that explains how, in both men and women, levels of dopamine and prolactin rise and fall with conventional sexual activity and how that can wreak havoc on our moods. Toward the end of the article, there's a discussion of how prolonged orgasm denial can help to maintain more chemical and emotional equilibrium, so I thought I'd share it. It explains a lot! http://www.entelechyjournal.com/pulling_away_after_sex1.htm This is another article by the same author but it goes into more detail about the depressing, frustrating effects of post-orgasm levels of prolactin: http://www.reuniting.info/science/prolactin_sex_libido This is stuff we all know intuitively, but I guess it's comforting to me to have a better understanding of the physiological reasons for why things happen. It helps me to not take things so personally, too. Now I know exactly why the moodiness happens - and it's got nothing to do with me or anything I've done, which is a huge relief. Maybe this information will be helpful to someone else as well.