10 Most Common Things People Do AFTER Sex

You’ve done it. You’ve had sex. Absolutely wonderful sex. Reverse cowgirl-ing, missionary-ing, side-saddling, and everything in between. You’ve both been pleasured to the point of a climax and now you’re lying there wondering, what next? Well, we’ve all got our own post-sex activities and routines, but, believe it or not, recent research shows that there are 10 things people tend to do after sex that are way more common than others. And I’ve taken it upon myself to share them with you guys here on my blog today. If you think I’ve missed any, be sure to let me know!

The Fox & The Hound


Cuddling’s cute, right? Most people like to lay about post-coitus, probably in a wet patch by this point, just enjoying each other’s naked company. It’s probably the most intimate you’ll ever feel. And it gives you a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling on the inside, regardless of the puddle on the sheets. I’m the first to admit that I love a good cuddle after sex. There’s nothing better, right?

Dad and daughter watching TV together


Let’s face it, if you’ve experienced a pretty splendiferous orgasm, your brain just turns to mush. So what better way to not have to use it for the hour or two post-sex than to tune in to a damn good TV series on Netflix? I’ll wait …

Zac Efron drinking water

Lying about with a dry mouth isn’t ideal, so it will come as no surprise that a lot of people choose to get themselves a drink after they’ve had their jollies. Especially if they’ve had ‘other fluids’ in their mouth during said activity. Cheeky monkeys!

Cinderella changing from rags into a ball gown

I think it’s safe to say that not everyone’s a fan of lying around with their bits out after sex. And you can’t blame them. Your inhibitions are quickly back intact after sex, so you may feel a little more comfortable getting dressed so you don’t have your modesty on show.


Similar to the aforementioned cuddle is the classic spoon. Whether he spoons you, or you spoon him, spooning is the art of after-sex togetherness. You probably couldn’t be closer, and if you’ve been making some sweet love, it’s the pretty much the perfect ending.

Matt LeBlanc saying his favourite thing to do is absolutely nothing

Sweet nothings, quite literally. No talk. No food. No moving. Nothing but just lying there and enjoying the moment. Heck, why not even throw a nap into the mix? In fact, the chances of you drifting off into a peaceful sleep after some glorious sex is quite high. Doing nothing after is just great.

So... do you like cheese?

I bloody love a deep and meaningful conversation, I do. And I don’t necessarily mean about something romantic – more of a conversation with serious depth that might end up with you lying about for the rest of the day trying to come to the bottom of a crazy conspiracy theory or something. It’s thought-provoking, interesting and doesn’t involve moving anything other than your mouth.

Rachel Ray cooking

For anyone reading this who has the energy to prepare food after sex, I salute you. However, I think we’ve all been there when – post-coitus – we’ve developed an appetite for something other than a good hard shag. A sandwich, or a bowl of cereal, perhaps?

Girl munching on a slice of pizza

Alternatively, for those experiencing the munchies but can’t be arsed to prepare food themselves (and who can blame them?), ordering a takeaway is another great option. Just run to the door in your dressing gown, receive the goods and try not to get grease on the sheets. Voila. May I also be so bold as to recommend a 16-inch pizza? After all, this sexual intercourse malarkey can be hungry work!

Young girl getting excited over a notification on her phone

Last, but certainly not least, is the one I’m really not a fan of. And that’s checking social media as soon as the sex is over. Similarly, I’m not a fan of those who do it either. I mean, why not just enjoy the moment!? Eat crappy food from the comfort of your bed, talk about how Elvis may not be dead, or watch the next episode of Lucifer on Netflix. I’m sure checking Instagram can wait.

10 Most Common Things People Do AFTER Sex
What do you guys get up to after you’ve had sex?
My suggestion? Bugger it – just do all 10!

Louise x

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  1. April 27, 2020 / 6:38 am

    The hydrate made me chuckle!

    • Louise
      April 29, 2020 / 6:10 pm

      Haha! I’m glad it did 😀

  2. April 27, 2020 / 4:28 pm

    this is one interesting article. i wonder then what I did on those days.

  3. April 27, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    Yeah I’m with you on the social media after being intimate. I’m sorry. I guess some people feel like their life isn’t complete if they aren’t connected online. But you just connected with someone in one of the most intimate and beautiful ways possible. To then try to involve anyone else in your thinking feels like you don’t care about what you did.

    • Louise
      April 29, 2020 / 6:12 pm

      Exactly! I just can’t understand why people would do that!

  4. April 27, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    Haha great lighthearted post. What I do is I go for a pee, I’ve learnt on a not so fun way that for ladies it’s very important!

    • Louise
      April 29, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      Peeing seems to be quite a popular one too – I have no idea how it didn’t make the top 10!

    • Louise
      April 29, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      LOL! Absolutely nothing wrong with that!

  5. Monidipa
    April 28, 2020 / 7:55 am

    Actually my ex used to get dressed and check social edia which pissed me off. BUT he’s a human too.

  6. April 28, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Wow, that’s cool to have a deep conversation. It builds up the connection more.

    • Louise
      April 29, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      Me too. I have no idea how it didn’t make the top 10!

  7. April 29, 2020 / 1:13 pm

    Huh, that’s super interesting! I feel like cuddling would be the best option, lol!

    • Louise
      April 30, 2020 / 1:12 am

      Me too. I love a good cuddle 🙂

  8. April 30, 2020 / 7:01 am

    This list was quite interesting. Eating for sure is must!


  9. April 30, 2020 / 1:57 pm

    I’ve never thought about this before! Haha eating and hydrating is a must 🤣

  10. April 30, 2020 / 9:18 pm

    This is really interesting! I guess I had not really given it much thought. Cuddling is my favorite though!!!

  11. Christa
    May 1, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    Sleep didn’t make the list? Lol.

  12. May 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    I’m a hydrate after sex person more often than not – although the real question is whether I’m hydrating with water or if there’s some vodka in that mix 😉

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