• Jontel Pierce, M.D.

Sex Headaches: What You Need to Know

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We have all heard of migraines and tension type headaches but, have you experienced or known someone who has experienced headaches during or after sex?


There is a primary headache disorder termed "orgasmic headache" that occurring during the peak of sex. These headaches are characterized by sudden, severe headache at peak sexual excitement that lasts between a few minutes to hours. It occurs in males more frequently than females. Orgasmic headaches are treatable therefore, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with an experienced neurologist. Many times these headaches are harmless. However, other times it is due to a serious medical condition such as brain aneurysm. Check out the red flags below.


Red Flags: If you are experiencing any of these red flags go seek emergency medical attention.

- Headaches lasting for several hours

- Personal history of brain aneurysm

- Changes in vision (double vision, blurry vision, loss of vision)

- Sudden focal limb weakness

- Altered consciousness or confusion

- Neck stiffness, photophobia, and vomiting


If you are experiencing orgasmic headaches call MIND Neurology Clinic to book a consultation at 281-402-9522.

11929 University Blvd Ste. 1B
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone 281-402-9522

Fax 281-560-4550

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