Headaches caused by sexual activity may be more common than you even thought.
Giving a whole new meaning to "Not tonight, I have a headache", coital cephalgia, also known as benign sex headache (BSH) strikes in about 1 in 100 people — and men are three to four times more likely than women to be diagnosed, according to the British Journal of Medical Practitioners.
Researchers believe the numbers affected by the condition may even be higher since some people are too embarrassed by their lovemaking-induced headaches.
Though, these attacks aren't like an average headache — they involve sharp, piercing pain that moves from the base of your skull to right behind your eyes. And if that doesn't kill the mood already, it often happens right before or during an orgasam, reports LiveScience.
Some people experience a severe pain that slowly builds up while others get a splitting headache right when their orgasm hits. Those who suffer from migraines are also more at risk.
So what can you do? Don't ignore it for starters — seek medical attention right away. Doctors can prescribe medication that's effective when taken right before you have sex.
As unsexy as that may sound, it's better than letting pain get in the way of pleasure.
Have you or your guy ever experienced a sex headache?
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