Great Sex Could Destroy Your Memory

mind blowing sexThere's some good news and there's some bad news. The good news is that it's possible for you to have amazing, mind-blowing sex. The bad news is that if you do, you might blow your mind, literally. A new report shows that "transient global amnesia" is a rare but documented side effect of sexual intercourse that leaves the victim with temporary memory loss.

The latest case involves a 54-year-old woman who, after having sex, was rushed to the ER when she couldn't remember the last 24 hours of her life. Yikes!


Scientifically speaking, global transient amnesia occurs when some wonky, deoxygenated blood makes its way into your brain due to your straining and wipes out part of your memory.

Doctors say the amnesia is temporary and that patients fully recover, but still. I'm pretty sure I'd be really freaked out if one minute I'm having sex with my husband and the next I don't know where or who I am. And the condition isn't limited to those doing the horizontal mambo jambo, either. Anyone who's straining their ab muscles, like when you're weight-lifting or pooping, is susceptible to the unusual occurrence.

It's not something to be afraid of, but it is pretty funny that nature has a way of making us totally forget terrific lays. It may explain why some women keep hooking up with terrible exes -- they've forgotten he's an asshole due to their amazing bedroom chemistry, and back they go for more. Ha.

I imagine that in households with a sense of humor, a kid might ask Daddy why Mommy doesn't remember them, and the dad could be all, "Mommy doesn't know who you are right now because Daddy did a reeeaally good job last night. But don't worry, things will be back to normal tomorrow."

Has your mind ever been literally blown by mind-blowing sex?


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