We have known for years that sex is a great way to fight migraines. Meanwhile, recent research shows that sex can also cause some people to have a sudden and very severe headache.
Since 2003 German researchers have shown that sex is more effective in relieving headaches than popular painkillers, women have lost the excuse not to walk with their partners to bed. It is commonly known that headache is the most common cause of lack of sex for women.
Meanwhile, research by Margaret Redelman (member of the Australian Society for Sexologists) has shown that in some people sex can cause a sudden and very severe headache. This is because the blood vessels in the bed are enlarged and the increased blood flow allows the hormones responsible for the pain to enter the brain. Sex can therefore have the same effect on some people, and overly energetic exercising and overloading of the body (eg in the gym).
Pain during sex may appear before orgasm or at the moment of experiencing it. In addition, he or she may be exposed to another orgasm, and the most vulnerable are the young men who are only twenty years old and men approaching the middle age in the vicinity of 40 years.
Dr. Margaret Redelman does not, however, conclude that the results of her research have exhausted the subject of paroxysmal headaches experienced by people who have sex. The doctor claims that such pain may also be a sign of heart disease, and then the problem is much more serious.