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Benign Masturbatory Cephalalgia

Benign Masturbatory Cephalalgia Abstract To the Editor.— Benign orgasmic cephalalgia is a well-described entity, most likely of vascular origin, that occurs with a male preponderance. Previous reports have dealt with this type of headache occurring during sexual intercourse, and some authors believe that the preorgasmic relationship is a contributing factor.1,2 We describe the case of a woman in whom typical orgasmic cephalalgia developed during masturbation; to our knowledge, this association has not been previously reported. Report of a Case.— A 28-year-old woman suffered a sudden throbbing occipital headache as she became orgasmic by masturbation. The cephalalgia lasted an hour and was associated with mild nausea, but there were no other associated neurologic symptoms. She had not experienced prior cephalalgia with or without sexual activity. Her next orgasm was brought on by sexual intercourse and again a similar headache developed. When the headache recurred with masturbation, she decided to seek medical attention. Her neurologic References 1. Paulson GW, Klawans HL: Benign orgasmic cephalgia . Headache 1976;13:181-187.Crossref 2. Porter M, Jankovic J: Benign coital cephalgia. Differential diagnosis and treatment . Arch Neurol 1981;38:710-712.Crossref 3. Levy RL: Stroke and orgasmic cephalgia . Headache 1981;21:12-13.Crossref 4. Masters WH, Johnson VE: Human Sexual Response . Boston, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1966. 5. Hite S: The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality . New York, Dell Publishing Co Inc, 1976. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Benign Masturbatory Cephalalgia

Archives of Neurology , Volume 39 (10) – Oct 1, 1982

Benign Masturbatory Cephalalgia

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Benign orgasmic cephalalgia is a well-described entity, most likely of vascular origin, that occurs with a male preponderance. Previous reports have dealt with this type of headache occurring during sexual intercourse, and some authors believe that the preorgasmic relationship is a contributing factor.1,2 We describe the case of a woman in whom typical orgasmic cephalalgia developed during masturbation; to our knowledge, this association has not been previously...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1982.00510220071025
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Benign orgasmic cephalalgia is a well-described entity, most likely of vascular origin, that occurs with a male preponderance. Previous reports have dealt with this type of headache occurring during sexual intercourse, and some authors believe that the preorgasmic relationship is a contributing factor.1,2 We describe the case of a woman in whom typical orgasmic cephalalgia developed during masturbation; to our knowledge, this association has not been previously reported. Report of a Case.— A 28-year-old woman suffered a sudden throbbing occipital headache as she became orgasmic by masturbation. The cephalalgia lasted an hour and was associated with mild nausea, but there were no other associated neurologic symptoms. She had not experienced prior cephalalgia with or without sexual activity. Her next orgasm was brought on by sexual intercourse and again a similar headache developed. When the headache recurred with masturbation, she decided to seek medical attention. Her neurologic References 1. Paulson GW, Klawans HL: Benign orgasmic cephalgia . Headache 1976;13:181-187.Crossref 2. Porter M, Jankovic J: Benign coital cephalgia. Differential diagnosis and treatment . Arch Neurol 1981;38:710-712.Crossref 3. Levy RL: Stroke and orgasmic cephalgia . Headache 1981;21:12-13.Crossref 4. Masters WH, Johnson VE: Human Sexual Response . Boston, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1966. 5. Hite S: The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality . New York, Dell Publishing Co Inc, 1976.

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1982

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