Girlfriend Wants to Kiss and Cuddle After Sex

Published: January 03, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Me and my girl had sex for a few times, but this question is about sometimes after sex she was more touchy pulling me towards herself, kissing and cuddling, is this because she had orgasm?
Signed: Girlfriend Wants to Kiss and Cuddle After Sex

Dear Girlfriend Wants to Kiss and Cuddle After Sex,

Sex is a very intimate thing and is, ideally, something that occurs between two people who have very strong feelings for one another. After being physically intimate with you, it is likely that your girlfriend is feeling emotionally close to you and wants to express that through kissing and cuddling.

While TeenHealthFX can certainly speculate about what is going on with your girlfriend, the person who can best answer this question is her. That said, FX encourages you to ask her about it. If the two of you are going to be sexually active, then it would be helpful and important for the two of you to be comfortable talking about your sexual relationship with one another.

While your question was more about the intimate nature of sex, TeenHealthFX does want to make sure that you and your girlfriend are both feeling ready for a sexual relationship and that you both are taking the necessary steps to help prevent against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs. To learn more about sexual readiness, birth control, STDs, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests and more, please read the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex.

If you have any questions or concerns related to sexual health, you can always speak to your doctor. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX