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Why Makeup Sex Is So Great

The majority of us say makeup sex is a fine way to end an argument. And it is, as long as you're not using sex to solve (or not solve) problems or instigating arguments to initiate sex. If for no other reason than it's Kiss and Makeup Day, let's consider what's so great about makeup sex.

Pleasure and pain are inherently connected. When we're in pain, the body releases endorphins not only to minimize pain, but also to create a sense of power and control to survive the situation. Adrenaline and dopamine levels — associated with desire — rise in the heat of the fight and serve as a substitute for foreplay, creating the perfect storm for hot sex.

Does makeup sex solve your relationship problems, or create more?

shreerose shreerose 7 years
I usually won't have makeup sex right after the argument unless the issue has been solved. Because then usually I'll just be thinking about it the whole time.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
I love make up sex. I also enjoy, I miss you sex. lol.
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
Makeup sex after a big argument can be really great. Makeup sex after a break up is something different and unless you and him really want to be back together it wont work longterm even if its the best sex you ever had.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Makeup sex is the best sex, in my opinion. It's way more hot and steamy. :P
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 7 years
I'm a little confused- do you mean makeup sex as you broke up and now are having sex again to see if you can work it out? Because that I would never do, once I make up my mind I don't go back. But after an argument- sex is great. When something happens that we can't see eye to eye on, get in argument, feelings hurt, tears (me), all the business that happens once in awhile after a stressful day. Well, after the issue has been addressed, apologies given, and there's nothing else to say about it, it's a great way to move on! Sex is a great way to feel back connected and reassure each other that argument is behind us.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
^ I agree with that. Makeup sex is something that never ends up the way it's presented in television or movies. Hmm, imagine that!
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
i can think of one time in particular where make-up sex was kind of a reminder of, "wow, what were we thinking? this is relationship worth working on". otherwise, more like something you joke about but it doesn't really pan out like you hoped......
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