In a recent editorial in the NY Times entitled Sex and Depression, Dr. Richard A. Friedman, M.D., writes of a female patient,
"She was a 32-year-old woman who experienced a four- to six-hour period of intense depression and irritability after an orgasm, either alone or with a partner. It was so unpleasant that she was starting to avoid sex."
While Dr. Friedman offers a wide range of theories on the connection between sex and depression, (ranging from the psychological to the neurobiological), the first thing that came to mind upon reading his article was a line from Sex and the City in which Carrie says,
"In an age where women enjoy the same money and successes as men, why shouldn't women be able to enjoy sex like a man?"