We’ve all been there. After a really long day at work, all you want to do is get under the covers with a glass of wine and your phone, and online-shop for 45 minutes before passing out.

But sometimes, sex presents itself as an option (too) late in the day. Are you exhausted? Definitely. But do you want to pass up the opportunity to get it on? Uh, definitely not.

As sex therapist Vanessa Marin tells Bustle, "There’s absolutely nothing wrong with craving some low-intensity, low-effort sex. Lazy sex can feel just as fulfilling as intense sex, and it can be a really refreshing change of pace."

So for everyone out there who’s ever been caught between their passion for sleep and their horny nature, these 24 GIFs are for you. The struggle is real.

1. It’s been a really long day, and you hate everything now.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs

Like, I love you, but I love sleep more.

2. But finally being in bed is the actual best.

Ugh, bed, I've missed you

Must. not. fall. asleep.

3. Your coordination feels a little off.

puppy and kitten

You’re tired but determined. "I’m sure it’s around here somewhere…"

4. It’s way too late for moves.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs It’s back to basics, OK?

5. And you wonder if sex can wait, like, indefinitely.

Buffy looking sad

Being closed for business would be easier, but where’s the fun in that?

6. You didn’t have the time or energy to shave or put your good underwear on.

I'm just exhausted This really isn’t my best look, but who cares?

7. Maybe you just need a power nap, then you’ll be good to go again?

Maybe a nap will boost my spirits. Just five more minutes, then I’ll have all the energy in the world. Promise.

8. When you starting thinking of all the tasks you still have to do.

alarm clock punch

But I didn’t take the trash out yet... or load the dishwasher...

9. When your other half suggests sex… then falls asleep first.

Dog waking man up Is this a joke?

10. When what they’re asking for is never going to happen.

yoda I’m functioning on 4 percent battery. I can’t work miracles.

11. So you put your faith in a higher power.

Kim K This is going to work out just fine.

12. Your senses go into overdrive.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs What is happening right now?

13. And you were tired and miserable, but now you’re having sex so...

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs All the thumbs-up.

14. Tired? Who’s tired?

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs

I’ve never felt more alive!

15. When you realize you can do it!

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs I never doubted my sexual prowess for a second!

16. And you’ve still got it.

ballerina clock

It’s like riding a bike.

17. It’s hard to believe that 10 minutes ago you were ready for sleep.

Homer Simpson: "I'm sexy and I know it." Life really can change in an instant!

18. When you realize you need to be awake in five hours for work.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs

Zero. f*cks. given.

19. But then the momentary regret kicks in.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs I make terrible choices!!!!!

20. So you give yourself a necessary pep talk.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.”

21. With the end in sight, your body starts to take over.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs Muscle memory, am I right?

22. You transcend sleep and feel positively spiritual.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs

*cue chorus of angelic voices*

23. And you’re ultimately thankful this happened.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs Seriously, we were both great.

24. But now it’s finally, absolutely, definitely BEDTIME.

Having Sex When You're Tired AF, in 24 GIFs

Goodnight, y’all! I’m done.

Amy Mackelden is a weekend editor at ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Marie Claire. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Ravishly, The Independent, The Guardian, Hello Giggles, and Teen Vogue. She’s currently developing a show called MS Is My Boyfriend, about what multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow her on Twitter @AmyMackelden.

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