Sex Headaches

Consider this possibility: You and your sex partner are having an amazing time. You are about to reach a peak state of arousal and life is awesome from your current vantage point. Guess what? Suddenly a massive pain strikes your head seemingly out of nowhere. You have a nasty headache and it feels like your brain is about to explode.

Believe it or not, there’s a name for this condition. A few names actually. The most common nickname is the sex headache. A more scientific name is called orgasmic cephalgia. It’s also called coital cephalgia, the orgasmic headache and the coital headache.  I suffered from these a few years back namely because my blood pressure was off the charts. These are not fun!  I ended up in the Emergency Room, where I was hydrated and pumped with pain meds.  It was a very scary situation.

Why Sex Headaches Need Medical Attention

Guys suffer from this condition more than their female counterparts. It can start off as a mild, dull headache at first. But as you become aroused more and more, the headache will build in intensity and reach its peak level of nastiness the closer you get to achieving orgasm. Or sometimes it happens right after you cum.

Sex headaches

This can be a scary experience to say the least. And quite frankly, it’s a shitty way to have to blow your load. But it really isn’t the biggest problem in the world so you shouldn’t worry about it too much. In fact, it isn’t something that will happen every time you come close to, or achieve, orgasm, whether you’re by yourself or with a partner.

Some people might only experience this headache sensation one time throughout their lifetime. Others could have it happen a bunch of times, right in a row, and then it never happens again. And to be clear, this isn’t a crazy worldwide phenomenon. It only happens to about 1% of the world’s population.

On the flip side, it’s also possible that this orgasm headache means there is a real problem with your head. So, when should a person be concerned?

The Mayo Clinic says that the sex headache usually doesn’t have a disorder associated with it if it’s slow to build up. If it happens suddenly the following issues might be the problem:

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • A brain bleed that seeps into spinal fluid because of faulty connections between veins and arteries.
  • Arterial wall bleeding.
  • An intracranial aneurysm.
  • Infections and inflammation.
  • Birth control pills.

If your sex headache causes you to have a stiff neck, vomit, or lose consciousness and suffer from serious pain over a 24 hour period, it most likely is happening because of one of the underlying conditions mentioned above.

Let your sex partner know what’s happening if this headache suddenly comes on. They will be confused if you stop suddenly for no apparent reason to them. And if it happens, take regular headache meds like ibuprofen, stop and rest, and contact your doctor to let them know about the situation because they might want to perform tests to see if they can figure out what’s going on in your noggin.

You might be referred to a neurologist and the doc might order a CT scan to see if they can find something wrong. Or you may just need to take a painkiller and refrain from sexual activities for a few hours until the pain subsides.

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Calvin Riddle created Casual Sex Calvin as a way to entertain like-minded individuals on sex topics and solve many of life's problems people are too shy to talk about. When he's not working his 9-5 importing fine wines, he enjoys watching sports and will never turn down a good debate.