Sexpert Q&A: Sex = Headache Medicine

Dear Yvonne, I read your recent article on sex headaches. Can't sex also act as a type of headache medicine? I want something to say the next time my wife tells me she's not in the mood because she has a "headache." -Chris

Dear Chris, Yes, people often have sex to get rid of headaches. A 2007 study conducted at the University of Texas, evaluating students' motivations for sex, confirmed as much. This is not surprising since research from The Journal of Head and Face Painin 2001 found that orgasms during sexual intercourse can provide migraine relief for women. While the efficacy of orgasm isn't nearly as good as taking a migraine medication, relief is provided much faster when effective.

Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of

Sexuality Source Inc.

She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."