When a migraine attack sets in, the common response for most people is to dim the lights, remove any noises or distractions and lie down in bed until it passes. A new study suggests that these may be just the first steps toward setting the mood for a far more effective way of getting rid of a headache.According to team of neurologists from the University in Muenster, Germany, having sex can lead to “partial or complete relief” of headaches and migraines. The researchers even found that sex is more effective at fighting off headaches than the typical over-the-counter painkiller. A significant majority of participants who took part in this study said that their migraines felt better after making whoopee, with one in five saying their head pain had completely vanished.
The researchers believe the release of endorphins which accompany sex could be responsible for shooing away the pain. “Our results show that sexual activity during a migraine attack might relieve or even stop an attack in some cases, and that sexual activity in the presence of headache is not an unusual behavior,” the researchers told the Daily Mail. “Sex can abort migraine and cluster headache attacks, and sexual activity is used by some patients as acute headache treatment.”