Quick, Honey, let's have sex, I have a headache!
Many of you will be familiar with the archetypal sex rebuttal phrase, "Not tonight, honey, I have a headache". Well, the days of plausibility for such a rebuttal are now over. Research suggests that having a headache is all the more reason to get busy having sex because it can offer headache sufferers some pain relief, thanks in part to the coursing of endorphins throughout the system.
German researchers from University of Munster sent a questionnaire about sexual activity to 1,000 people who suffer from migraines or cluster headaches. (Cluster headaches strike suddenly with intense pain and last for several weeks.) Of those who were sexually active during an attack, six in 10 reported migraine pain-relief, and 37 percent of those with cluster headaches said their symptoms improved. Migraine sufferers experienced more relief than the cluster headache participants.
You can see the research here: http://cep.sagepub.com/content/33/6/384
So next time you have a headache, leave the pills in the box and reach for sex relief instead! And add headaches to your list of why having sex is so awesome!