Dave and Dr. Headache During Sex: Serious or Harmless? Dear Dr. Dee, For the past year my boyfriend has been getting headaches after sex. He describes them as pulsating with a lot of pressure from the top of his head to his eyes.
Headache During Sex: Serious or Harmless?
Orgasm headache: What do they feel like and what causes them?
Sex headaches are brought on by sexual activity — especially an orgasm. You may notice a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases. Or, more commonly, you may experience a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm. Most sex headaches are nothing to worry about. But some can be a sign of something serious, such as problems with the blood vessels that feed your brain. Most sex headaches last at least several minutes. Others may linger for hours or even two to three days.
Sex and Headaches
By Andrew Hough. The study, from the University of Munster, Germany, suggests that instead of using a sore head as an excuse to refuse sex, making love can be more effective than taking painkillers. Their research, reported in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an episode experienced an improvement in symptoms. Women really do suffer more headaches than men. Cause for complaint.
News Ticker. The pain can be sudden and severe. Scientists have found that men are more likely than women to be telling the truth if they say: "Not tonight darling, I've got a headache".