Post-Orgasm Congestion

Post-Orgasm Congestion

Chilipepper Chilipepper
So, this might be a bit out there, but I've recently been using more in the way of dildos for my sessions instead of just clitoral stimulation. Everything works fine, I can climax that way, but ...

I'm finding that for about five minutes afterward my head feels congested, especially in my ears. This is also accompanied by light-headedness, so I can't even get up without feeling like I'm going to collapse. I'm not holding my breath, either, so this is puzzling. The closest thing I can compare this to is the orgasm headache I got when Mulder and I were active, but the ear congestion is new.

Anyone else have this and/or is this normal?
09/24/2010
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Kindred Kindred
Congestion would be very unusual, especially if you mean something like sinus congestion. With sex and orgasm, I would think there would be a release of adrenaline (epinephrine) which would act to open up airways by vasoconstriction (shrinking of the blood vessels). However, this may not be what you're describing.

Could it be an allergic reaction to either the material of the toy or any lube you might be using?
09/25/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
So, this might be a bit out there, but I've recently been using more in the way of dildos for my sessions instead of just clitoral stimulation. Everything works fine, I can climax that way, but ...

I'm finding that for about five ...
It is very common. Your nose and upper airway are filled with the same capillary rich erectile tissue that one's clitoris, vulva or penis is made of.

When the genitalia fills with blood, during arousal, a lot of people also find their nose feels stuffy and may actually run or become congested.

Completely normal. And your ears are just connected to your nose and eyes, so especially if you are blowing your nose a lot, the stuff can get into your ears.
09/25/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It is very common. Your nose and upper airway are filled with the same capillary rich erectile tissue that one's clitoris, vulva or penis is made of.

When the genitalia fills with blood, during arousal, a lot of people also find their ...
It also occurred to me that I've had allergies since I moved back from Montana. Florida constantly has something blooming; this is not a state for allergy sufferers.

Thanks for the medical explanation.
09/25/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It is very common. Your nose and upper airway are filled with the same capillary rich erectile tissue that one's clitoris, vulva or penis is made of.

When the genitalia fills with blood, during arousal, a lot of people also find their ...
While I can see your explanation of the sinus tissue getting "engorged" during arousal similar to a clitoris/vulva/penis. However, that should only be during the arousal stage. If Chili is talking about after orgasm, there should be epinephrine release which would cause the sinus to dry up and vasoconstrict. Ever exercise with a stuffed nose and it suddenly clears? That's the same effect. The runny nose is because the tissues are vasoconstricting, allowing the fluids to drain. I'm not sure if your reasoning fits with my understanding of what's going on.
09/25/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
While I can see your explanation of the sinus tissue getting "engorged" during arousal similar to a clitoris/vulva/penis. However, that should only be during the arousal stage. If Chili is talking about after orgasm, there should be ...
Eep. What IS going on??
09/25/2010
Kindred Kindred
Sorry Chili, I don't mean to worry you. P'Gell may be correct, I'm just not sure I understand the mechanism.
09/25/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
So, this might be a bit out there, but I've recently been using more in the way of dildos for my sessions instead of just clitoral stimulation. Everything works fine, I can climax that way, but ...

I'm finding that for about five ...
I've experienced sinus congestion after an orgasm.
09/25/2010
socceras socceras
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
So, this might be a bit out there, but I've recently been using more in the way of dildos for my sessions instead of just clitoral stimulation. Everything works fine, I can climax that way, but ...

I'm finding that for about five ...
Are you eating a healthy diet? sometimes i feel dizzy when standing or when i wake up in the morning and im a very thin person....i do eat a lot tho im not anorexic or anything im just naturally thin
10/18/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I sort of go deapth after a really powerful orgasm.
10/18/2010
Unconventional Unconventional
LOL, I'm the exact opposite. Orgasms clear my sinuses...
10/24/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Eep. What IS going on??
Kindred is right, there IS epinephrine release during orgasm, but many people, men and often women who do NOT have complete congestion release during orgasm. (That's one of the reasons it so easy for women to have multiple orgasms and not so easy for men. Women can retain blood congestion to have an other orgasm without going through the resolution phase) I don't know if the mechanism is epinephrine here, but I know that incomplete release of blood congestion from arousal contributes to the stuffiness. So, Kindred, we're both right. I'm looking at it from a woman's POV (a women who needs a number of orgasms for total congestion releif of the genitals) and you are looking at it from a man's POV, where the relief is usually complete from one single orgasm.

Men and women have slightly different chemical and physiological things going on. Women also feel nose stuffiness during pregnancy (and sometimes during menstruation) due to the same reason, genital congestion.

So, where Kindred's congestion may clear up after one orgasm, Chili, you and I (being women) may need many of them, and even then there is often residual congestion in the pelvic organs.
10/24/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Kindred is right, there IS epinephrine release during orgasm, but many people, men and often women who do NOT have complete congestion release during orgasm. (That's one of the reasons it so easy for women to have multiple orgasms and not so easy ...
So, all mucus membranes would be congested, not just in one localized area ...



THAT'S WHY MY EX-HUSBAND REFERRED TO ORGASM AS A GENITAL SNEEZE!!!
10/24/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It is very common. Your nose and upper airway are filled with the same capillary rich erectile tissue that one's clitoris, vulva or penis is made of.

When the genitalia fills with blood, during arousal, a lot of people also find their ...
Whoa! Thanks for this P'Gell

I get the same problem.. Now I know why.
10/24/2010
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