The stereotypical "not tonight, honey, I've got a headache!" excuse for skipping out on a sex really is no joke. My heart really goes out to people who suffer from chronic migraines. Seriously, a bad headache is enough to have me whimpering like a baby, and when I once had what could be considered a really bad
migraine, I thought I was going to die. But researchers now say that if
we're suffering from migraines, instead of reaching for painkillers, we should be actually ... having sex! That's because a new study published in the journal of the International Headache Society found that more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex
during an episode experienced an improvement in symptoms. Probably
because it triggers the release of endorphins, which are the body's own
How's that for a natural, free, and hot cure? Then again, this isn't
the first time we've heard of sex as a cure-all. It also works wonders
on the following ...
A hangover - A headache is usually the main symptom
here, so we already know sex can help with that. But some people swear
having sex eases the overall icky feeling one can get after drinking too much the night before.
Depression - Not only will those feel-good
endorphins zap a blue mood, but research has shown with people with
fulfilling sex lives were found to be in better mental health, more
relaxed and self-reliant, with a positive outlook.
Cold and flu bugs - Forget vitamin C! Having sex every week has
been linked to higher levels of a certain antibody called IgA, which in
turn can help you fight off colds and other infections.
Low intimacy - One of the fastest ways to feel more emotionally connected to your partner? Getting it on, of course.
Morning sickness - Brace yourself for this one: The best way to cure and prevent morning sickness
is to ingest your biological baby daddy's semen -- either orally or
vaginally, according to Gordon Gallup, a SUNY-Albany psychologist.
It's a bit ironic that all of the above are often the reasons we feel we can't have sex, but science seems to show "just doing it" may have us feeling better than ever!
I'm sorry, but this research is really screwed up! Anyone who has had a true migraine will tell you that sex is the last thing on their mind when they are in the middle of one. Also, I've also heard that it might make them better while you are in the act, but the migraine will return with a vengeance after you're done. As for me, just let me take my meds, leave me alone in a quiet, dark room and let me sleep it off. NO TOUCHING!