“Crying after an intense orgasmic release is a great reason to cry,” says Six. “It may just be an additional release of energy, or joy and gratitude at having had such an ecstatic feeling. You can feel out of control, but it’s a release of tension.” She compares it to having a laughing fit following a stressful situation.
According to Claudia Six, clinical sexologist, relationship coach and author of Erotic Integrity, a cry that bubbles up “can be due to engaging in sex that didn’t feel good to her, physically or emotionally—or maybe she’s not with the partner she’d like to be with.”
Six is inclined to say there’s no such thing as “too often,” especially when it’s post-climax. But if the tears come with strong feelings of unhappiness, Six says it’s time to discuss it with a therapist.