C is for Coital Cephalalgia (sex headache)

Coital Cephalalgia is a rare type of headache that is associated with sexual activity.  Sufferers report a dull head pain that increases in intensity alongside sexual excitement, and reaches full strength at orgasm. 

The head pain lasts any where between one minute and a couple of days.  So those who suffer may choose to try medications, or just avoid sex all together.  

Despite the old "not tonight honey, I have a headache" joke, men are more prone to suffer from coital cephalagia than women.


PS. If you don't suffer from Coital Cephalagia and one day during sex you get a very sudden and severe headache, you should go to the hospital because you might have a brain haemorrhage. 

Posted on August 4, 2015 and filed under C.