October 28, 2002
6:40 AM   Subscribe

If sex is a pain in the a$$ (so goes the joke) then you are doing it wrong. But what if it's a pain in the head? 1 in 100 people will suffer from Orgasmic Cephalgia, causing blinding headaches when approaching orgasm. It's nothing more than a blood vessel dilating and causing pain that can only be stopped by coitus interruptus. Then again, it could always be a sexually induced brain hemorrhage...
posted by twine42 (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Well that would just be no fun at all....
posted by Red58 at 7:02 AM on October 28, 2002

Imagine the frustration.
posted by dazed_one at 7:40 AM on October 28, 2002

Oh, great twine42 - I was just getting inured to the idea of a permanent terrorist threat, so I was overdue for a new phobia....sexually induced brain hemorrhage - there's one I hadn't considered...mine or my partners, so it's a twofer in phobic value. Begging the question, is that a sexually induced cerebral hemorrhage, honey, or are ya just glad to see me?
posted by madamjujujive at 7:45 AM on October 28, 2002

man! and here I was thinking I had an alien symbiote kicking it "old school" in my frontal lobe. thanks for the link!
posted by mcsweetie at 7:53 AM on October 28, 2002

Actually the experience can vary and for some it tends to happen after particularly long sessions of love-making and at the peak of very intense orgasms. Some might think that would be a pretty good trade off for five minutes of blinding headache.
posted by oh posey at 7:57 AM on October 28, 2002

madamjujujive : I aim to please. ;)

When 1 in 100 people suffer from this, why had I never heard of it?

Oh, and are you impressed I avoided jokes about condom packets with aspirin in, or various jokes about blood deprivation? no? Oh well...
posted by twine42 at 8:12 AM on October 28, 2002

Giving someone a brain hemorrhage from sex? Now I've got a goal in life!
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:45 AM on October 28, 2002

I've had this happen (the headache, not the brain hemorrhage). Not fun. Thanks for the link!
posted by mkultra at 8:51 AM on October 28, 2002

yay! no-one screamed abuse.

Can I have my metafilter-posting badge now? I'll put it between my badges for cooking, looking after the blind, and teasing small animals...
posted by twine42 at 9:15 AM on October 28, 2002

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