It’s known as the orgasm headache and presents itself just before the point of orgasm.
It comes in the form of a sharp stabbing pain or a throbbing pain and can last anywhere between a few minutes and a few hours.
It’s not known for certain why some people suffer from headaches at the point of orgasm but it’s thought to be because of a change in the blood’s chemical composition when a protein is released by nerve cells.
Dr Andy Dowson, director of headache services at King’s College London said, “The first time it happens, it can feel as if you’ve burst a blood vessel and even lead to hospitalisation.”
More men are thought to suffer from the orgasm headache than women, possible due to the surge of male hormones.
The advised treatment for orgasm headaches is to take a low-dose aspirin everyday but don’t go ahead with this treatment until you’ve consulted your doctor.
Your doctor may be able to provide something more suitable and effective to reduce your orgasm headaches.
Cara Mason @FemaleFirst_UK