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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stroking Off

posted by on September 18 at 11:51 AM

My god, how horrifying is this? Sex can lead, not only to an STD, but to a stroke.

Sex triggered a life-threatening stroke in a healthy 35-year-old Illinois woman, her doctors report.

Sex- and orgasm-triggered strokes in relatively young women and men are rare, but not unheard of. They require a combination of factors and events not unusual in themselves, but which are highly unlikely to occur at the same time.

“This young woman … while having intercourse had numbness on the left side of her face, slurred speech, and weakness in her left arm,” Biller tells WebMD. “When she was transferred to our care six hours after onset, she was completely unable to move her left arm, her face was paralyzed, her speech was garbled, and she was in a state of panic.”

If you do have an orgasm-induced stroke, better hope it happens while you’re actually having sex, instead of, you know, just masturbating. Because saving yourself from a stroke is not easy, as recounted by Jill Bolte Taylor. This is amazing:

Thanks to tipper NaFun.

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One of my friends had a minor stroke during sex last year. It turned out to be a symptom of a much more serious problem that they were able to catch early on due to the stroke. Still scary as shit for her and her husband, but at least the problem was caught early.

Posted by Jessica | September 18, 2008 12:00 PM

And there I thought I had achieved a new dimension of sexual ecstasy. Nope, just potentially life threatening blood clot in the brain. Way to take the magic out of fucking, dominic.

Posted by Super Jesse | September 18, 2008 12:14 PM

I believe these kinds of events are happening in most of us on a regular basis; when they get big and really noticeable, the medical profession calls it 'a stroke'.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | September 18, 2008 12:16 PM

Are we certain she wasn't donkey punched instead?

Posted by John Holme's Tumescent Corpse | September 18, 2008 12:20 PM

thank you so much for posting that video, dominic. it was brilliant. tears are streaking down my face - thank you, I will spread it around.

Posted by Jamey | September 18, 2008 12:20 PM

NaFun = best slog tips

Posted by Non | September 18, 2008 12:28 PM

yay, NaFun!!!

Posted by Jamey | September 18, 2008 12:50 PM

yeah baby yeah baby right there oooh oh yes oh my god oh my GOD oh my *erk*

Posted by NaFun | September 18, 2008 1:03 PM

Hasn't Billy Squier been warning us of this possibility for years?!

Posted by Dougsf | September 18, 2008 2:11 PM

meh, there are worse ways to go.

Posted by douglas | September 18, 2008 3:11 PM

Sounds kinda' like an acid trip. On acid. Amazing video!! Spread the idea.

Posted by andrew | September 18, 2008 3:16 PM

Can you imagine the ego boost that comes after giving a girl cock-induced strokes???


Posted by seatard | September 18, 2008 3:44 PM

It can lead to that.

But it's usually going to prolong your life, actually.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 18, 2008 10:20 PM

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