If You Have Headache After Sex, Here Is Why |The Republican News


Sex is interesting because of its many health benefits.

However, as with every good thing, there are also some downsides to having sex!

Physicians say that at least one out of 100 people who have sex experience sex headaches. And people who are most affected are men!

Medically known as coital cephalalgia, sex headaches are head pain that occurs before, during, or after orgasm.

Neurologist/certified headache specialist, Dr José Biller, says there are two kinds of sex headaches: a dull ache in the head and neck that intensifies as sexual excitement increases; and the second is a sudden, severe, throbbing headache that occurs just before or at the moment of orgasm.

He adds that the condition can also manifest as a headache that occurs after sex, and it can range from mild to extremely painful.

A headache gets worse when the individual stands, and lessens when the person lies down on his/her back, Biller says.

And though experts at the online portal, Mayo Clinic assure that the headaches are usually not dangerous, they quickly warn that sex headaches associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, stiff neck, other neurological symptoms and severe pain lasting more than 24 hours are more likely to be due to an underlying cause.


“In a small percentage of cases, these headaches can be due to a serious underlying condition, such as a haemorrhage, brain aneurysm, stroke, cervical artery dissection or subdural hematoma,” Biller says.

Sex specialist, Dr Carolyn Dean, notes that men are three to four times more likely to experience this painful phenomenon, possibly because men may exert themselves more during sex.

Risk factors/prevention

Low blood sugar may also help lay the foundation for a sex headache. So can a magnesium deficiency, which is linked to headaches in general. Having a history of migraines is also a risk factor for sex headaches.

As a prevention, eat magnesium-rich foods like almonds and cashews, dark leafy greens, avocado, and whole grains.

“Aim for low blood pressure, and drink less alcohol,” says Dr Ehsan Ali.

The bottom line: If you experience sex headaches, see the doctor, even if you think it’s not serious. The reason is, it’s good to make sure that there’s not a serious underlying cause.

“There are treatments a person can take as needed before engaging in sexual activity or daily,” says Ali.

“I know people might get embarrassed by it, but they shouldn’t hesitate to see a doctor — we hear anything and everything,” Ali says.    (Punch)

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Seven Ways To Keep Your Vagina In Good Condition, Young |The Republican News


Woman in bikini bottom, mid section

The vagina, just like other body organs, can atrophy when it’s not being taken care of, or put to proper use for that matter.

In order to make your vagina feel and behave young, here are the seven simple steps to take:

• Stay sexually active: Just as is the case with any body part, the vagina is a “use or lose it” organ. According to an expert in female sexual health and vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Karen Boyle, as a woman ages, she begins to lose fat in the vagina areas, such that the vagina can start to sag. What to do? Stay sexually active. You need to get stimulation and increased blood flow to that area, otherwise, the tissue and muscle can change, Boyle says. Blood flow through sex and orgasm will help in keeping it lubricated. Plus, if you are not worried about pregnancy, your partner’s semen may have an anti-aging effect because of the hormones, fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory compounds that semen contains.

• Switch sex positions by mounting your man: Sex experts say that when you are always the one under during sex, the way your man pounds at your vagina can cause stretching, because he will the one to control the pace and the intensity of the thrusting, which means he may accidentally push past what’s physically comfortable for you. By contrast, when you’re on top, you’re in control—and “it’s much easier to contract those muscles when you’re on top,” says Boyle.

• Use mild cleansers: Scrubbing the living daylights out of your labia is not only unnecessary, but harsh soaps can leave you dry and irritated down there. The labial tissue is so sensitive, such that a gentle cleansing is all that you need to keep fresh any time.

• Maintain healthy weight: If you are the type that gains and loses weight carelessly, it can make your vulva to flop. According to Boyle, if your weight fluctuates wildly, it may lead to more stretching. And if you’re super skinny as an ageing woman, your private parts can start to look as gaunt as your face, researchers warn.

• Exercise your Kegels muscles: When you exercise the Kegels muscles, it gives you a tighter vagina and, ultimately, better sex. How to do Kegels exercise? Cosmetic gynaecologist, Dr. Marco Pelosi, says, contract your pelvic floor muscle like someone trying to withhold pee, do it for five seconds, relax, and repeat 100 times, three times a day. You can also make Kegels fun by squeezing a few reps in during sex. You can imagine pinching your partner’s penis with those muscles, which helps you target the right spot (and gives your guy an extra, pleasurable sensation).

• Ditch your office chair: For a little extra workout for your vaginal muscles, that is—trade your desk chair for a Swiss ball for 15 minutes a day. This forces the muscles of your pelvic floor to contract, without doing a single squeeze, says Pelosi. “It feels like nothing is happening, but it’s a very efficient way to keep the pelvic floor toned,” he says.

• Long bike rides are not exactly for you: Except you are training for a triathlon, you may not engage in long bike rides. This is because the constant friction of crotch-to-seat contact can pull and stretch your labia, especially if you have naturally pronounced outer lips, says cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Christine Hamori.   (

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Seven Things That Happen To Your Body During Sex |The Republican News


Sex is one experience that never leaves you the same any time you indulge in it.

The racing heart, the urge to nap immediately, the calmness… Experts say the feelings that trail sexual desires and the actual act of sex itself to the point of orgasm and beyond are full of physiological reactions from head to toes

Clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr. Lauren Streicher, notes that there are so many organs and systems involved in sexual function, and an individual needs every single one to be in working order for sex to go well, because sex is not just all about hormones.

To be sure, therefore, here’s how sex affects your body, head to toes!

• Brain chemicals and hormones get busy: Streicher say that libido starts in the brain—what we might call ‘being in the mood.’ Loosely speaking, this is a balance of the sex hormones that facilitates the desires. For women, the excitement phase is above the shoulders, while it is below the waist for men, says obstetrician, Dr. Sherry Ross. That is why racing thoughts, depression, stress, or even just thinking about your to-do list can kill the mood in a jiffy. During and after sex, endorphin surges, leading to feelings of euphoria and deep relaxation, which leads to feelings of lovingness, lower blood pressure, and less stress.

• Your heart flutters: You’re excited, you’re physically active, and you need blood to get to the areas of main attraction, so your heartbeat picks up to pump blood around the body, with a specific focus on the genitals. Your breathing rate will increase too, to help your heart maintain this quickened pace, Ross says. This way, sex is almost like a workout, but with much more fun.

• Blood vessels dilate: As your heart rate picks up, your blood vessels dilate or expand, which allows more blood to flow to sex organs and other erogenous zones. “More blood flow to the genitals is why a guy gets an erection and a woman starts to lubricate,” Streicher explains.

• Skin flushes: Dilated blood vessels also mean more blood gets to the skin, too. That’s what’s behind any flushing, blushing, or warmth to the skin

• Muscles contract: Especially muscles in the pelvic floor, abdomen and the legs. They all contract in preparation for climax. This makes the body to tense up before the relaxation of an orgasm, Ross says.

• The vagina lubricates: Blood flow to the genitals stimulates and lubricates the vagina, while it also leads to the swelling of the labia and clitoris in women.

• Breasts swell: Again, blood flow to the breasts can actually make them temporarily larger and more sensitive. Nipples may also become erect.   (

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Wife Wants 14-year-old Marriage Dissolved Over Excessive Sex


Peter Dada, Akure

A woman, Foluke Ojo, has approached a magistrates’ court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, seeking the dissolution of her marriage with her husband, Busuyi Ojo.

Foluke told the court that she was tired of the union due to her husband’s excessive demand for sex.

The couple, who have been married for 14 years, said they were no longer enjoying the union and had agreed on the dissolution.

Folake alleged that her husband was no more taking care of the family.

She declared that she was no more in love with her husband, asking the court to grant her prayers.

The applicant alleged that all her man wanted was to always have sex, adding that anytime she refused to have sex with him, she would be beaten up by her husband.

She further explained that after beating her, he (Busuyi) would still go ahead and have sex with her .

She alleged, “There was a day my husband beat me up. It was my mother that rescued me and took me to a hospital,”

Busuyi, however, denied the allegations levelled against him by his wife.

He alleged that his wife always disobeyed him at home, adding that she did not behave like a responsible wife .

“She dresses like a prostitute, she wears any dress she likes, forgetting that she is a housewife,” Busuyi said.

The husband urged the court to grant his wife’s request and terminate the 14-year-old marriage.

Having heard from both sides, the President of the Magistrates’ Court, Mr. Ayodele Omotola, in his ruling, said the relationship had broken down, but urged the parties to allow peace to reign.

The court president ordered the respondent to pay a sum of N5,000 to the court for the food allowances of their children and then adjourned the case till May 10, 2017, (today) for judgement.     (PunchMetro)

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Six Things Men Wish Women Knew About Sex |The Republican News


Women have this wrong idea that men are ready to roll any day whenever it comes to sex. Yet, experts are saying that women may be wrong, and that there are actually things that men want women to know when it comes to their sexual desires.

So, learn these six things men want women to know when it comes to other room matters!

• Say yes to sex more often: Men often report being more hurt and sensitive than women when it comes to being turned down for sex, says a says psychologist, Dr. Mike Dow. So, like you, they want to be wanted. If men are not having sex, they feel like they’re not loved. This is because sex is how men express emotional closeness. When he is asking to have sex with you, it’s not just because he wants a physical release but because he wants to feel that connection with you and to you. So, men want women to say yes as often as possible, at least twice a week to stay connected. And if you have to say no for good reasons, be affectionate and loving — and reschedule.

• Initiate sex more often: Sexologists say it could be tiring and discouraging if the man is the one who always initiate sex. Since men want to be desired, experts say they would love it if you would initiate sex more often.

• Beyond my penis, explore my body: Just as you hate it when he spends maybe 30 seconds on your boobs, then goes straight for sex, he also would like you to give more attention to more than just his penis. Men love women to fondle their testicles during sex. These are erogenous hot zones that are packed with nerve endings. So, try it out and see whether he responds encouragingly, and act accordingly.

• All’s not lost if I lose an erection: Men feel emasculated, ashamed, and powerless when they go soft. The more a guy thinks about losing his erection, the more anxious he gets trying to make it come back—and the less likely that is to happen. So, take this as a cue to shift gears and touch each other in places other than your privates. The more he senses you’re liking it and that he’s really pleasing you, the more likely his erection is to come back since he won’t be thinking about himself.

• Be open to trying new things with me: Guys tell sex therapists that they’d like their women to act more uninhibited and confident when it comes to sex, and to be open to experimenting to see if different things are pleasurable for one or both of you. Variety is part of what keeps the spice alive in a relationship and men definitely need that.

• Tell me your opinion about my bedroom performance: Men want their women to be more vocal and louder in bed. Men hate it when their partners aren’t speaking up, because they would be unsure if they’re pleasuring you. So, say something! Men enjoy hearing things like, ‘That really feels good’ or ‘I’m really turned on’ or moans.  (

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To Improve Your Eyesight, Have More Sex |The Republican News


You may feel tired and sleepy after a bout of passionate sex. But one thing is certain: you are not likely to have blurry vision in the aftermath of a good sex. So say scientific researchers.

Experts have said that the act of sex sets off a cascade of hormones, which not only trigger pleasure, happiness, and bonding, but also improves the vision by relaxing the muscles in the eye, neck and shoulders.

Specialist in sexual health at the Spire Liverpool Hospital, Dr. Arun Ghosh, notes that sex relaxes the muscles and alleviates neck and shoulder tension.

“Surprisingly, sex might also tell you whether you need glasses,” he claims.

“I’ve had patients complain of poor vision after sex. What’s happened is that, like all the other muscles in the body, their eye muscles have relaxed and are performing at their true ability, rather than straining and squinting as they would normally.

“So, if your sight goes blurry after sex, it’s worth going for an eye test,” Ghosh counsels. (

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