A UK woman passed out mid-oral sex after an imminent orgasm caused her to have a small stroke.
The unnamed 44-year-old was enjoying intimate attention from her lover when she unexpectedly lost consciousness for two or three minutes. The man rushed his lover to the hospital fearing she had an episode.
When the couple arrived at the hospital, the man told medics that his partner’s body went stiff during the encounter.
The woman told medical professionals that she was suffering from a nasty headache which she rated as a six out of ten on the pain scale when questioned. She was then taken for a CT scan which revealed that she had suffered from a burst aneurysm.
Doctors led by Yunus Gokdogan at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital wrote in a BMJ case report: “On closer history taking, the patient reported nearing orgasm while receiving oral sex from her partner before losing consciousness.
“Her partner estimated she was unconscious for two to three minutes, with no convulsive activity reported. She had otherwise been well preceding the event.”
Given the woman’s symptoms — including the headache — Gokdogan’s team sent her for a CT scan.
It revealed a “trace of acute subarachnoid blood” — a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the space around the brain.
The patient’s bleed was caused by a small aneurysm, a bulge on a blood vessel like a balloon or bubble that bursts.
Passionate romps cause a sudden surge in blood pressure, the doctors said.
Gokdogan’s team warned that rigorous activity — including passionate romps — can cause aneurysms to burst.
They wrote: “Known risk factors for rupture include activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant.
“During sexual activity, blood pressure as well as heart rate, is very labile, with particular rises during orgasm.”
It seems that this British couple certainly gave a whole new meaning to the expression a “mind-blowing” sexual experience, after an encounter such as this.