Dr Janet Hall

What Is a Sex Headache?


On a more serious note, however, a sex headache can be a warning of something much more sinister going on. Any sexual activity can trigger sex headaches. The exact prevalence in not known, although it is more common in women than in men.


There are two types of sex headaches – the pre-orgasmic and the orgasmic headache.  Neuroimaging is needed to distinguish primary, benign causes of a sexual headache from secondary, potentially life-threatening causes.


Abrupt-onset and slow-to-build sex headaches can be primary headache disorders not associated with any underlying condition. However, sex headaches associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, stiff neck, other neurological symptoms and severe pain lasting more than 24 hours are more likely to be due to an underlying cause including:

  • A widening or bubble in the wall of an artery inside your head (intracranial aneurysm).
  • An abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain (arteriovenous malformation) that bleeds into the spinal fluid-filled space in and around the brain.
  • Bleeding into the wall of an artery leading to the brain (dissection).
  • Stroke.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Use of some medications, such as birth control pills.
  • Inflammation from certain infections.

Several theories have been put forth to explain the underlying mechanism of a primary sexual headache. The leading explanation involves exertion leading to a sudden increase in intracranial pressure or an inappropriate reaction in the cerebral vasculature. Neural hypersensitivity, similar to a migraine, may also play a role.


There are two subtypes of primary sexual headache:

  • Early sexual activity: usually of short duration and moderately severe. It is a tight, cramping, dull pain, often intensifying as sexual excitement increases. It is thought to relate to excessive contraction of the head and neck musculature that occurs before orgasm.
  • Orgasmic: which is severe, comes on abruptly and occurs at the point of orgasm. Postponing orgasm can prevent a sex headache. It is the most common type of headache associated with sexual activity.

Primary sexual headache is not usually recurrent:

  • It may appear suddenly, last for many months or years and stop abruptly.
  • It may occasionally occur on a regular basis for several months or, rarely, years.
  • Attacks may be intermittent and mild, or so severe as to scare the sufferer from attempting sex.

There appears to be a high comorbidity with a migraine, benign exertional headache and tension-type headache. The occurrence is not dependent on particular sexual habits. It most often occurs during sexual activity with the usual partner but also occurs during masturbation.

Risk factors include obesity, kneeling position during intercourse, the degree of sexual excitement, stress, history of a migraine and an exertion headache and a family history of a headache and arterial occlusive disease.

Pharmacological triggers may include marijuana, amyl nitrite, amfetamines, sildenafil and some anxiolytics.

Sensible actions to implement to avoid sex headaches include weight reduction, an increase in exercise, taking the passive role in intercourse and avoidance of drugs which act as trigger factors are all thought to be helpful.


Disclaimer: The author’s own professional and personal knowledge, and opinion form the basis of this column. This information and opinion are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

Dr Jan Highly Recommends Mindful Sex


What is Mindful Sex?

Mindful sex requires open and honest discussion and agreement about both partners expectations. This needs frequent (say weekly) priority, so you are checking in with how it is feeling and how to make the sex even better.

It is just commonsense as well, to have occasional agreements to NOT have sex. The couple can work around busy work times or the woman’s hormones and menstrual period.

Then they can plan to have mindblowing sex as a transitional reward. This requires them to be creative and really plan for the enjoyment of intense sexual arousal and release.

The main factor is that each person must take responsibility for their own contribution to great sex as well as loving connection during the down times.

We can have it all when we put our minds to it!



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Shock new figures reveal that one third of viewers of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Married At First Sight are men

ALRIGHT guys, it is time to fess up. Which of you has secretly watched The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Married At First Sight?

Channels Nine and Ten have revealed that hundreds of thousands of Aussie men have been avid viewers of their hit dating shows in 2015.

Ten’s figures reveal that 29 per cent of the 985,000 viewers (average) of this year’s season of The Bachelor across the five capital cities are blokes — a whopping 285,650.


That figure jumps to 30 per cent, or 309,000, for The Bachelorette which averaged 1.03 million viewers across its series.

The finales of both shows were each seen by around 500,000 Aussie men.

Nine’s Married At First Sight grabbed an even bigger share of male viewers — 35 per cent or upwards of 420,000 blokes per episode.

The result is a big surprise. Dating shows including The Bachelor, The Bacheloretteand Married At First Sight are traditionally seen as female-centric programs.

Seven is set to jump on the bandwagon and roll out a new dating show Kiss Bang Love in 2016. Nine is reviving The Farmer Wants a Wife and has two series ofMarried at First Sight in the pipeline.


Psychologist Dr Janet Hall says there are some simple reasons for men to watch dating shows.

“Men want to learn what women are attracted by in a man,” Dr Hall says. “They also just like the eye candy of the women on the show and enjoy the fantasy trip of ‘who would I choose if I was the man’.”

In The Bachelor, 21 ladies were out to woo Sam Wood. The early favourite was Heather Maltman but by series end 34-year-old single mum Snezana Markoski had won the personal trainer’s heart.

The Bachelorette saw Sam Frost find love with construction manager Sasha Mielczarek after the heartbreak of being dumped by Blake Garvey in last year’s series of The Bachelor.


Married At First Sight tracked the rollercoaster aftermath of four couples who met for the first time at the altar. Only one couple is still together — Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner.

Dr Hall says there are a number of positive lessons for men who watch these shows.

“It will make men think more deeply about the women and what they are offering other than their looks,” Dr Hall explains.

“They can empathise with the women that are rejected and learn to value a realistic connection and not just a romantic ideal.”

Media analyst Steve Allen says advertisers are neglecting this hidden well of male viewers.

“All of these dating shows have sizeable male minority audiences,” Mr Allen says. “They often skew younger to middle age (16 to 54) which is a plus too.

“These men are being overlooked by advertisers, especially considering that 25 per cent of main grocery buyers are male.

“These programs pretty much hit that exact profile so this is a very valuable dual audience.”

Source: http://www.news.com.au 
Author: Colin Vickery


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