The topic of headaches and sex comes up a lot, in sitcoms, in homes and sometimes in medicine. After all, many people use headaches as an excuse to not have sex, while medical science has proven that for some, sex is actually a great remedy for headaches. Now though, reports are coming out that some people actually get headaches due to sexual excitement, in one report, a man specifically gets explosive headaches from watching porn! For more on this, keep reading.

 

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In June’s edition of the Archives of Sexual Behavior online magazine, researchers studied an unmarried software professional who had a very specific problem. This unidentified man experienced explosive migraine headaches for the past two years whenever he engaged in watching porn. The severity of the headaches would gradually increase as the man watched the adult videos, with the migraine reaching an unbearable intensity at about ten minutes.

At this point, he’d stop watching the videos due to the pain. What’s interesting about this case is that the man doesn’t experience pain with any other kind of sexual activity.

 

 

About 1 percent of the population experience explosive headaches triggered by sexual activity.

 

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What’s awful is that with headaches that are triggered by  sexual activity is that sometimes just being turned on is enough to trigger them. Researchers are very confused with the man who only gets headaches when he watches porn though and although they have no concrete medical reasons for him to only experience these when he’s watching porn, they do have a hypothesis for why this might be the case.

They headaches might be coming from changes to pain-sensing nerves in the man’s jaw and face. Additionally, he may have been experiencing increased pain sensitivity due to the “heightened emotional state associated with viewing pornography.”

So…will watching porn lead to migraine headaches? Only if you’re part of the 1 percent of people who already get headaches from sexual excitement…or you’re extremely unlucky. In happier news, when the researches gave the man pain medication a half hour before he watched porn, his headache symptoms were greatly reduced.

 

Remember, play safe, have fun and go ahead and watch porn!