Headaches and Sex: "Yes, Tonight Dear"

Popular culture always sends us mixed messages about sex. First there was the old cliche of "not tonight dear, I have a headache," implying sex makes pain worse. Then Marvin Gaye turned the tables on the sex-pain connection with his 1982 song "Sexual Healing." So, who is accurate — Gaye or the tired spouse? Does sex make or break a headache? Well both, say headache researchers, depending on the person and the headache. Much of sex's influence on a headache remains shrouded in mystery, but...Full Story
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