Women: Nausea After Sex

Women: Nausea After Sex
June 28 16:55 2017

Sexual intercourse is definitely a healthy physical activity apart from the pleasure that comes with it. Making it a point to have regular sex has being found to bring about a wide variety of substantial health benefits that cannot be simply overlooked. Some of the most notable advantages include fortifying your immunity, relieving stress and anxiety along with alleviating pain. Having regular sexual intercourse can also be of great help in making sure that you sleep in a much better manner too. However, in some given circumstances, having sex can trigger some adverse reactions in your body. When it comes to the particular case of women, one of the most commonly reported of these detrimental reactions happens to be feeling nauseated immediately after sexual activity. Unfortunately, this issue has not been exhaustively studied by the medical fraternity, and its underlying causes are not yet fully understood. Still, there are a number of reasons, which are widely believed to indirectly cause this health challenge.

Here are some of the reasons why women experience nausea after engaging in sexual intercourse.


1. Way too deep penetration during sex

To begin with, if your partner penetrates your vagina far too deeply or vigorously, you may start to experience this problem. In essence, if his manhood constantly bangs pretty hard against your cervix during sex, you can feel nauseated afterwards. What really happens is that your ovaries can get affected by the intense pressure that is exerted in your vagina during sexual intercourse. In its turn, this can make you experience symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, and most commonly, intense pain when you are done. To address this particular concern, you need to make sure that your partner moves in a much more gentler way in order to prevent him penetrating too deep into your vagina. Also, you should always settle for those sexual positions, which can be able to prevent very deep penetration. So, at all costs, try to avoid sexual positions like ’your legs over his shoulders’ or even what is popularly referred to as ’doggystyle’. On the other hand, you and your partner should make it a point to focus on having more foreplay sessions, prior to the actual penetration.


2. Autonomic nervous system overload

An extremely intense orgasm can as well make you to feel nauseated immediately after engaging in sexual intercourse. After intense multifaceted degrees of simultaneous sexual arousal, some women may begin to experience what is medically known as an autonomic nervous system overload. This includes intense clitoral stimulation, vaginal stimulation, and in some cases, even rectal stimulation that occur at the same moment. At such times, your body will start to release neuro-chemicals including the ’feel-good’ endorphins, while your blood vessels dilate. In turn, these reactions can be able to trigger intense feelings of nausea and even lightheadedness afterwards. Should you repeatedly experience such sorts of nausea-inducing orgasms, please ensure you consult your physician as soon as possible.


3. Coital cephalgia

Commonly referred to as ’sexual headaches,’ coital cephalgia happens to be a medical condition, which can affect both males and females. Generally speaking, this issue is primarily characterized by intense migraines that you can suddenly begin to experience with an orgasm. It is important to note that this medical condition occurs around 3 to 4 times more prevalently among men than ladies. Still, many women do get to suffer from this complaint on a frequent basis. At the same time, if you are prone to experience migraines, you stand a higher chance of suffering from ’sexual headaches.’ Besides the sudden sharp and piercing pain in the head, this condition can be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, lightheadedness and even vertigo as well. It is very essential for you to immediately seek your physician’s advice when this issue occurs to you. This is simply due to the fact that some extremely serious medical conditions can be able to cause the same sudden and very intense migraines. Some of the most prominent are strokes, cerebral hemorrhages, brain tumors, spinal disease and even aneurysms as well.

So, it is always prudent for you to seek quick medical attention from your doctor to be able to rule out any of these medical challenges. By doing so, he or she will also be more likely to make an accurate diagnosis of coital cephalgia. The good news in all this is there is a wide range of medicinal treatments, which can effectively deal with these ’sexual headaches.’ This includes non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as indomethacin that is also known as indocin. On the other hand, your doctor may opt to prescribe other similar medications, which can be equally effectual in combating coital cephalgia. Propranolol hydrochloride, also known as inderal as well as naratriptan, also called amerge, can easily do the trick. At this particular juncture, it is important for you to understand one vital thing. This is simply the fact that all these medications for treating ’sexual headaches’ are known to work especially well when they are taken, shortly prior to engaging in sexual activity. Therefore, always make it a point to take them just before having sex with your partner.



Well, these are some of the most common causes for a woman to feel nauseated after engaging in sexual intercourse. Like it was previously noted at the beginning of this article, this issue is not very well understood among the medical fraternity. But these are certainly the most distinguished reason you can start experiencing this particular issue. All in all, you should ensure you consult your physician to be able to pinpoint the exact cause of the nauseating feeling after sexual intercourse. Should he or she in the long run diagnose you to suffer from coital cephalgia, they will be able to prescribe the right drugs to help you out. If it is due to an autonomic nervous system overload, they will offer the appropriate suggestions on how to deal with it. Therefore, always make sure that you seek medical attention at the earliest possible moment after such an experience. Finally, if your nausea is simply as a result of deep vaginal penetration, you can follow the various tips listed in this article to sort it out.

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