We respect your privacy. I have a headache. Sound too good to be true? Research backs up the finding: A study published in February in the journal Cephalagia found that 60 percent of people who had sex during a migraine attack experienced some improvement in their headache symptoms. One theory is that sex may distract people from their pain. Another is that sex — in particular, an orgasm — releases endorphins , which can also help relieve pain, says Alexander Mauskop, MD , director and founder of the New York Headache Center.
Orgasms Trigger Migraine Headaches in Some, But Cure Them in Others — Sex And Psychology
As your sexual arousal ramps up on the trippy journey to orgasm , pleasure is probably the only thing on your mind. Unfortunately, for some people, sex headaches interrupt the party. Here's what you need to know about this condition, which is basically the unpleasant epitome of a buzzkill. Mayo Clinic spotlights two kinds of sex headaches. The first is "a dull ache in the head and neck that intensifies as sexual excitement increases," and the second is "a sudden, severe, throbbing headache that occurs just before or at the moment of orgasm.
Preorgasmic and Orgasmic Headaches Are Not Migraine
Photo by Guille Faingold via Stocksy. What if, every time you had sex, you felt an intense pain in your head, sort of like the pain I'm experiencing now post-Glastonbury festival or the rising nausea you feel every time Ivanka Trump releases a faux-feminist book or discusses policy matters with assembled world leaders? Wouldn't you just settle for some mediocre finger-banging rather that run the twisted pleasure-pain gauntlet of feeling your brain was going to shatter and explode like a busted light bulb every time you reached orgasm?
Could your sex life be giving you a headache? It is possible, since researchers have found that sex and headaches are linked in a variety of ways. We understand that this may be an awkward topic to discuss with your physician, so read on for a few things to know:.