A very common saying we all have heard “Not tonight dear, I have a headache.” Having sex can cause blood flow faster and expansion of the blood vessels that in our heads and cause headaches. And it is also true that sex can relieve headaches and pain and lot of women are practicing this method instead of taking pain killer and other dangerous drugs.
When your partner is suffering from a headache it is good time to remind them to have sex to relieve the pain. If your partner doesn’t trust you, then remind them that even doctors recommend it.
So, how can sex serve as both a headache catalyst and cure? According to Meston and Buss, during sexual activity something therapeutic happens. “When the body releases its oxytocin surge, the high level of the hormone triggers the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals that bear a remarkably close resemblance to morphine.
In their book, Why Women Have Sex Cindy M. Meston, Ph.D. and David M. Buss, they report that “some women have sex with the goal of getting rid of a headache.
During exercise, we have experienced the “runners high” due to the release of our brain’s endorphins. Who knew that we could get serious pain relief from having an orgasm?
And that’s not all. Orgasms can relieve pain of all kinds. The pharmaceutical companies aren’t likely to tell you about that.
Researchers believe that there is a “headache generator” in a specific area of the brain and that orgasms might somehow “switch off” this generator. This would explain why the headache relief after orgasms is usually permanent, as opposed to lasting only a few hours, as might be the case if endorphin release was the sole cause.
Researcher Beverly Whipple of Rutgers University found that stimulation of the G-spot, the nickel-sized area on the inside front wall of the vagina, raised pain thresholds by an astonishing 40 percent. And during orgasm itself, women were able to tolerate an amazing 75 percent more pain.
It is not surprising, then, that sexual activity has been reported not only to relieve headache pain but to provide at least temporary relief for all sorts of aches and pains from arthritis to whiplash to back pain.
So my friends, when you’re hurting and you need real relief, you may want to reach for the G-spot instead of the pill bottle. It’s more effective, less expensive, and a whole lot more fun. Better yet. Take two and call me in the morning.
Women take note. The release of endorphins during sexual activity can relieve headaches—and quite effectively for many women, according to a study conducted at the Headache Clinic at Southern Illinois University. In the study of fifty-eight women migraine sufferers who had engaged in sex during a headache, almost half reported at least some headache relief through orgasm. Only three women found that having an orgasm made their migraine worse.
“Better yet,” the study notes, “orgasms provide relief within minutes and are free!.”