The next time you have a headache, engage in a round of sex and have that orgasm, have multiple orgasms and relieve the pain caused from migraines according to a recent study published in the March issue of Cephalalgia, as reported by “Fox News”, March 5, which suggests sex helps in the reduction of headache discomfort.
Study researcher, Stefan Evers, neurologist and headache specialist from the University of Münster in Germany has claimed one-third of the patients with migraines participating in the study, experienced migraine relief with sexual activity. The reason is thanks to the happy endorphins released from an orgasm, similar to that of athletes, numbing the pain of migraine headaches.
The same people who release endorphins from extreme sports activity, so a triathlon or marathon, it might be that these are the patients who release endorphins during sexual activity. ~ Stefan Evers to “LiveScience”
While it has been highly speculated for years that orgasms have a positive effect on migraines, most research had been conducted on a much smaller scale, unlike this study, which surveyed 800 migraine sufferers, and 200 patients who complain of cluster headaches.
A questionnaire was sent out asking the above about their “experiences with sexual activity during migraine attacks and how sex affected the pain intensity”. Of the approximate 40 percent of migraine sufferers who responded, one-third of those admitted to engaging in sex during a migraine or cluster headache attack. Almost 60 percent experienced some form of relief with a third complaining the sex heightened the migraines.
It was suggested by Dr. Alexander Mauskop within the "Fox News" report, unrelated to the study, that “having an orgasm in any way shape or form, (including masturbation), will help”, thanks to the rush of endorphins associated from the sexual release that dulls the pain of a migraine or headache. Therefore, thanks to this latest research out of Germany, any sex, which leads to an orgasm, will reduce the pain of migraine for the majority surveyed. Using the old “I have a headache” excuse may just not get you out of sexual relations any longer.
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