Study Says Having A Headache Really Is A Libido Killer
Mar 02, 2012 13:45
In not surprising news, findings have found that women who have chronic
headaches also tend to be less satisfied with their sex lives.
According to LiveScience, a survey on 100 women who were being treated for chronic headaches or migraines found that 91 of the women reported more problems with their sex lives than their non-headachey counterparts, while twenty of them were bothered by their lack of sex drive.
The number of possible explanations for this include: chronic pain can affect desire and arousal; headache medication can also cause sex problems; headaches can make people depressed, which is bad for their sex drive. The study could be evidence that doctors should be screening for sex problems when they treat women for headaches.
One thing to note is that the subjects were women with a long history of severe headaches, meaning the occasional headache every once in a while might not be enough to ruin your sex life.