Can Sex Cure Your Migraine?

“Right now, honey—I have a headache!”

Is that how it goes? It might be after you hear the latest from researchers in Germany. There have been murmurings over the past few years that sex might be a headache cure, but those findings were based on small-scale studies—so a group of neurologists at the University of Münster recently decided to put the debate to bed. They sent a survey to 1,000 migraine and cluster headache sufferers with questions about sexual activity during headaches.

About four out of ten responded. Among those who suffered from migraines, 60 percent reported that sex provided relief from the headache. On the downside though, a third said sex actually worsened their headache. Those who suffered from cluster headaches—which often cause debilitating pain some say is worse than childbirth—weren’t so lucky. Only a third reported relief during sex, and a full 50 percent said sex worsened the cluster headache.

So which will it be for you? Study researcher Stefan Evers points to endorphins, telling LiveScience that “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.” So if you get “runner’s high,” the sex cure may be more likely to work for you.

Currently without partner? Don’t be afraid to take matters into your own hands. It’s orgasm, not partner sex, that releases endorphins.

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102 comments

Connie O.
Connieaway O.3 years ago

has worked for me in the past

Amy L.
Amy L.3 years ago

I have a migraine right now.

Joseph M.
Joseph M.3 years ago

hi i get a dose of the sneezing after orgasm any cures

Heather Holland
Heather Holland3 years ago

It works for me

Abdul Haleem Abdul Mannan

Thanks for the healing info..!

Brendan B.
Brendan Bourke3 years ago

thanks

Heather M
Heather Marv3 years ago

I guess it depends what is causing the headaches.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins3 years ago

Colleen P, you always have such interesting posts.

Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen3 years ago

maybe she has crippling erotophobia. mine is not to cripling. if it were i'd not want to torture someone with badly drawn, bad idea porn drawings. like redrawing "lemon party", but with ET, Yoda, Dobby the House Elf, and Gollum. maybe throw in Rodger from "American Dad" in the mix.

Veronica M.
Veronica M.3 years ago

Teresa W. I would not advocate the ridiculous notion that there are health benefits to all sins at all. But sex does have many healh benefits not to be sneered at. And if you think sex is vile, maybe you need to talk to a psychiatrist.