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  1. ZenobiaSky
    17556.jpg A 24-year-old bachelor in India got severe headaches whenever he tried to watch an X-rated movie. But not from actually having sex.

    A terrible headache probably isn't the sensation people are hoping for when they turn on a porn video. But unfortunately for a 24-year-old bachelor in India, that's exactly what has happened for the last two years whenever he tried to watch an X-rated movie.

    According to a case study on the man, who is unnamed, he experiences "severe, exploding" headaches that develop gradually and peak about 10 minutes into a sex scene.

    "The intensity was so severe that he had to abort watching," researchers from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhiwrote wrote in the study, published this month in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior..

    To avoid forgoing porn altogether, the man was advised by neurologists to take the equivalent of about 30 painkillers a half hour before turning on a video, the study says.
    Researchers found that oddly, sex or masturbation didn't trigger the headaches - just the porn.

    "This guy is interesting because he's just watching porn and not actually having sex," Dawn Buse, associate professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of behavioral medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center in New York told ABC News.

    "But he probably still gets aroused and excited, which may be even worse than having sex because there's no release."

    The neurologists that treated the man, a software engineer, found he was otherwise healthy. An exam of the man's brain showed no abnormalities, and he didn't have any history of migraines in the family, ABC News reported.

    Researchers are unsure what's causing the headaches. They suggested it could be from changes in the pain-sensing nerves in the face and jaw, which become more sensitive in a heightened emotional state, MyHealthNewsDaily reported.

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012, 3:07 PM

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-sty...d-headaches-article-1.1105495#commentpostform

Comments

  1. esoteric_explorer
    Not exactly drug-related, but still an interesting article

    poor guy, I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't play whack-a-mole every once in a while, what a bizarrely terrible thing to happen to somebody lol
  2. DextromethorFan
    At first I would suspect it was because of some interaction he had with computer screens that could cause the migraines, but after reading that he is a software engineer -- and is required to use computers for a living -- I was stumped.
  3. DextromethorFan
    And as a side note... part of the article says

    "the man was advised by neurologists to take the equivalent of about 30 painkillers a half hour before turning on a video"

    By painkillers I'm assuming something along the line of acetaminophen or aspirin, a 30 is a little over the top in my opinion. I'm sure the resultant organ damage is nowhere near work porn....
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