Okay, let’s have some honest discussion here: when you have a great orgasm, your whole body responds to it. But the effects aren’t always satisfying.
One 29-year-old in the UK actually went blind from climaxing too powerfully, according to The Sun. He visited a hospital “after noticing part of his vision was impaired in his left eye”.
During his examination, the man told doctors he’d had “vigorous sexual intercourse” the night before but hadn’t noticed anything strange afterwards.
The doctors found that a blood vessel in the man’s eye had burst when he climaxed. According to the BMJ (British Medical Journal), this isn’t unheard of.
“During orgasm the valsalva manoeuvre [holding your breath to prevent an orgasm] can produce a sudden increase in retinal venous pressure resulted in vessel rupture and haemorrhagic retinopathy,” The Sun reports the BMJ as saying.
Luckily, the problem is only temporary and the blood can be naturally reabsorbed back into the eye after some time. This is also something that, reportedly, mostly happens to men as it’s a technique used to prevent themselves ejaculating before they’re ready.
However, there’s nothing to suggest that women could not suffer from the same injury if employing a similar technique in the bedroom. So, as embarrassing as it might be to come clean with your doctor, it’s best to be upfront about your sexual history with your doctor, especially if any injuries have been sustained immediately following intercourse.