I know that the words “weird” and “orgasm” don’t really go together, but listen up for a minute. Have you ever had something a little out of the ordinary happen to you after you have sex? Maybe you start getting a little emotional, or you even start seeing random and weird colors. I know it can seem pretty alarming, but strange things happening after an orgasm are more normal than you would think, even if they aren’t talked about very much. The good news is that we love talking about all the weird sex stuff here at Gurl, so if you’re wondering if your post-orgasm behavior is concerning, you’ve come to the right place!
You probably already know that an orgasm can leave you feeling flushed, happy, exhausted, and peaceful– they’re known for that! But these aren’t the only things that can happen once you’ve had the Big O, and you should probably be aware of the other “side effects” in case they happen to you and leave you feeling nervous. After all, life isn’t like a movie- you don’t roll over in bed and look like a ~glowing angel~ with perfect hair all the time. Bodies are weird, and sometimes they react strangely to sex stuff! Here are some of the strangest things that can happen after you have an orgasm.
You Might Have A Foot OrgasmAccording to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, one woman reported having orgasms in her foot after having sex, which is totally rare, but possible! According to researchers, her brain had trouble figuring out where the sensation was coming from, which made her feel it in her foot. Okay, this probably won't happen to you,but who knows? Image Source: iStock
You Can Have A SeizureSeizures can have weird and random triggers, and some people have reported having them after sex, known as orgasmolepsy. It's really only common if you've had seizures before, so if you haven't, you should be fine! Image Source: iStock
Your Period Might Come EarlyEven if your period normally comes on time, having sex can actually make it come a little bit earlier. Sex can cause your uterine lining to shed, which can kickstart your period. Another thing to note is that semen can soften the cervix, which can start your period earlier. Image Source: iStock
You Might CryHave you ever had the urge to cry after sex? You're not weird, I promise. Not only can sex be ~emotional~, but it can also trigger postcoital dysphoria AKA you might feel a little bummed out afterwards. This can happen in any and every type of relationship, and it's actually more common in twins. Huh. Image Source: iStock
You Might Get HallucinationsHallucinations can be scary and alarming, especially if they happen after sex. Some women have reported seeing weird colors or lights during or after sex. These hallucinations don't seem to last too long, but it can still be pretty scary! If this happens to you, you might want to mention it to a doc. Image Source: iStock
You Can Get HeadachesUnfortunately, headaches after sex are actually common, which sucks! I know it seems like sex is always fun and stress free, but it can actually put a lot of stress on your body. As you get sexually aroused, it can cause pressure in your head that can leave to pain and aches. The worst part is they can be so bad that they cause nausea and vomiting. If this happens to you a lot, be sure to get it checked out! Image Source: iStock
You Might Have A Sneezing FitDo you ever have a sneezing fit after sex? Yeah... that happens. Scientists aren't 100 percent sure why, but they think it might have to do with the fact that an orgasm can trigger something in your immune system that makes you sneeze uncontrollably. Just be sure to keep tissues nearby if this is something that happens to you on the regular. Image Source: iStock
Have any of these things happened to you? Tell us in the comments!