This terrible thing can happen after orgasms
Forget about pleasure - for some a surprising proportion of women, orgasms are nothing but a headache.
The whole point of the Big O is supposed to be that it feels amazing, but for some, climaxing is anything but.
For as many as one in every hundred women, orgasms bring excruciating sex headaches, also known as orgasmic cephalgia.The scientific reason you should stop using emojis immediately
Sex expert Chantelle Otten told news.com.au that these splitting headaches go against everything we know about orgasms, since they usually function as natural pain relievers.
She said: “With coital cephalalgia however, the mounting sexual excitement takes on a different manifestation in the brain and the body, and can be quite distressing for the sufferer.”
However, headaches aren't the only unfortunate side effects which can be brought on by reaching orgasm.Your sleeping pattern could be making you fatter
A recent paper listed weakness, uncontrollable crying, facial pain, panic attack, seizures and sneezing as other uncomfortable side effects.
One study even referred to a woman who experienced spontaneous orgasmic sensations in her left foot, which doctors concluded was a result of damaged nerve fibres.
And as if that wasn't strange enough, the paper also explored the case of a woman who was concerned that her partner couldn't stop laughing after orgasm.These are 8 warning signs that your relationship is about to fail
However, sex expert Chantelle notes that, for sufferers, the condition really is no laughing matter, with sex headaches making up the bulk of unusual climactic side effects.
Chantelle notes that these headaches can take on two different forms, saying: “Type 1 involves pressure in the back of the head that builds into a headache during sexual activity.
"Type 2 is when a piercing, pounding headache occurs just prior or at time of orgasm.”NASA is looking for someone to protect Earth from aliens
This pain is believed to be influenced by tension headaches and the muscular contraction of the jaw and neck which occurs once sufferers are really in the zone.
However, not much is known for sure about the unfortunate condition.
Sexpert Chantelle adds: "It’s hard to know exact numbers of people who experience unusual physical or psychological reactions as part of orgasm response as the occurrences are rare and have little scientific documentation."Secret report about the Pope’s hospital
As with other symptoms, especially panic attacks and seizures after orgasm, Chantelle advises sufferers to see a neurologist who has an interest in sexual reactions.
For the lighter conditions, such as foot pain, laughter and sneezing, she says the person experiencing these symptoms may be a little embarrassed but can manage.
Despite this, Chantelle still suggests seeing a sex therapist to find a good way to handle these reactions and discuss them with a partner.Wife starts dating dead husband’s brother
This isn't the only way orgasms have been causing a headache for women, however.
We recently revealed that as many as eight in ten women admit to faking it in the bedroom, blaming boredom, insecurities and tiredness for their inability to have real orgasms.
And we also told how some women had become so desperate to experience more that they injected blood into their vagina, as part of a desperate bid to rescue their sex lives.Best sex positions for car