Orgasm Headache

Imagine you are in the heat of the moment; then suddenly you feel severe throbbing in your head and around your eyes as you’re about to orgasm. The pain lasts for several minutes, or maybe it lingers for a couple of hours. These headaches can happen during masturbation or partnered sex. These headaches are usually harmless, and a person can often treat them with over-the-counter pain medications. Unlike migraine headaches, orgasm headaches do not usually occur with nausea or sensitivity to light or sound. They tend to feel like a tension headache with a dull pain in the head and neck that builds up as you become more sexually aroused, leading to a painful headache.

 What do they feel like?

  • intense
  • explosive
  • like a clap of thunder

Type and causes: A sexual benign headache happens because the increase in sexual excitement causes the muscles to contract in your head and neck, resulting in head pain. An orgasm headache, on the other hand, occurs because of a spike in blood pressure that causes your blood vessels to dilate. Movement makes orgasm headaches worse.

Who are more prone to sex headaches? Men are more likely to have orgasm headaches than women?

If your orgasm headache is accompanied by more severe problems, such as a stiff neck or vomiting, it could mean you are dealing with more serious health issues. Seek medical attention ASAP. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after identifying the root cause.  

References:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324719
https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/orgasm-headache#risk-factors

 

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