Headache Associated with Sexual Activity

Two entities are currently identified: headache occurring before orgasm and headache occurring during orgasm

Carlos Alberto Bordini

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Two entities are currently identified: headache occurring before orgasm and headache occurring during orgasm
  • Primary headache associated with sexual activity is more frequent in men than women, and is more frequent in migraineurs
  • Preorgasmic headache is typically a bilateral pain, predominant in the occipital and cervical regions. It is described as a dull ache that increases progressively, typically intensifying as sexual excitement increases, and lasting a couple of hours to several days. This type of headache might be caused by an excessive tightening of the head and neck muscles during sexual activity
  • This type of headache is usually isolated, but accompanying symptoms such as nausea, emesis, phonophobia, or photophobia can be found. This headache must be considered as a thunderclap headache
  • Taking indomethacin 30 min before sex could be helpful

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