Can Sex Relieve Migraine Pain?


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Orgasms release a rush of endorphins that cuts of migraine pain. Since it's orgasms even masturbation can provide relief from a migraine. Migraines are genetic and sex may or may not work depending on what triggers migraines for the individual. If exercise is one of the triggers then sex may cause the migraine than relieve it.

Curejoy Expert James Dudley Explains:

Sexual intercourse releases certain hormones and chemical inside our body which sometimes acts as a painkillers and relieves certain pain.

One of the researches found that sexual activity relieved the migraine pain or cluster headaches, severe, one-sided recurring head pains, for up to a third of patients. Moreover, some of the patients even reported using sex as a kind of headache therapy. Thus, yes, sexual intercourse does have a potential to relieve you of migraine pain.

The researchers aren’t sure how this happens, but their educated assumption reveals that it could be because of the rush of endorphins. When this chemical, which is the brain’s natural painkillers, releases during sex, researchers think that it numbs the pain of migraines.

Orgasm Relieves Migraine Pain

Precisely, the orgasm, and the resulting rush of endorphins, probably turns off the migraine pain, so even masturbation may be helpful. Thus, orgasm in anyway helps you relieve the migraine pain.

Further, a recent study in the journal Headache reports that the neurotransmitter serotonin is also released during sex. This neurotransmitter is also creates an all-over feel-good sensation. Thus even this could be the contributing factor.

What Types of Headache Can Sex Relieve?

However, there are two opinions that come in this juncture, those who say that sex relieves migraine pain and another group who says that sex can also actually cause a headache by increasing blood pressure and causing a dilation of the cerebral blood vessels. So there is no research that weights the truth between the two schools of thoughts, thus, you’ll have to do your own experimenting to find out whether sex has any effect on your migraines.

Basically, migraines are genetic, and people susceptible to them are also more likely than the average person to develop other types of headaches. Although most migraine symptoms are similar which are triggered by light, sound, and certain smells, nausea, and a constant throbbing pain. These migraine pain can possibly be relieved by having sexual intercourse.

Sex is somewhat a sort of exercise or a physical activity, which for some migraine sufferers can trigger an attack. The exertion puts pressure on both the back and the neck, which can provoke a migraine in people prone to headaches.

The most common type of headache triggered by sex is the explosive headache, which occurs at the point of orgasm; it can actually have similar symptoms to those of a brain hemorrhage.

Thus, it depends on the individual’s susceptibility as to whether sex may cause or relieve the migraine pain. However, this will completely depend on the individual’s health and medical history of migraine.


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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Liesl Hermann
Liesl Hermann 5pts

Ye like spewing all over my partner is a great aphrodisiac. .. Lol.

Kedar Karki
Kedar Karki 5pts

A lots of thanks for valuable information.

Judy Jacobs
Judy Jacobs 5pts

Yes. Sex is the greatest pain reliever But so is swimming but it is difficult to sleep in a pool

Ashish Bhatnagar
Ashish Bhatnagar 5pts

Yes... It helps in relieving headaches and migraines. Tried and tested formula.

Alicia Hite
Alicia Hite 5pts

They obviously have never had one! I hope they all get one and are approached as they are pucking their guts out wanting to die! No empathy from Ayurveda here,really starting to go downhill with posts!

Ivy Mariano
Ivy Mariano 5pts

Assuming much that i wanna do it with you, duh! !! STINKY FREAK....!!!

Nicole Petitt
Nicole Petitt 5pts

Thanks Michael Dudek for thinking of me. But, mine usually get worse. Maybe I'm having bad sex. Lol

Gia Guyton
Gia Guyton 5pts

I don't know about migraines but works every time for regular ole' headaches. ;)

Shivani Dixit
Shivani Dixit 5pts

just for someone!!and your children may be others"" no dought

Orange Moon
Orange Moon 5pts

I am diagnosed with classic migraines and sex along with chiropractic manipulation are good prevention for me along with my meds. Nothing can stop a migraine during the attack but an abortive. My pain is so horrible I try everything.

Tara Kh
Tara Kh 5pts

Lmao.. it dont always work :-P

Ayurveda 5pts

May be you need to give it a try!.

Ayurveda 5pts

Caroline Maul It might not work for everybody, but does for a lot of people! :)

Petra Lita DeWolfe
Petra Lita DeWolfe 5pts

Yes! It works amazingly! I often say, I have a headache so let's do it ;-)

Keai Beasley
Keai Beasley 5pts

Sometimes I feel a headache approach while having sex what's that mean help

Sarah Isaac Darrel Peterson
Sarah Isaac Darrel Peterson 5pts

Kimberly Spooner Ramirez, well no wonder you can't get relief from your migraines... Your hubby is always gone! Lol! \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Kendra Horn
Kendra Horn 5pts

Make them worse... definitely makes them worse. Can even trigger them. >.>

Liesl Hermann
Liesl Hermann 5pts

Who came up with this myth? I don't even want anyone to talk to me when I have a migraine.

Andrew Glover
Andrew Glover 5pts

Yes it can, don't need to read the article to know that!

Flip Saxyman
Flip Saxyman 5pts

I've got abut of a head this morn I'll try it. Lol

Natalie Cox
Natalie Cox 5pts

Seriously when you have a migraine all you want to do is hide from light and everything else