Intense orgasm can affect the eye – Expert warns

An Ophthalmologist, Dr Charles Mensah Cofie has disclosed that an individual is likely to have eye issues when they experience intense orgasm.

Couple in bed

For most sexually active people, sex is not just to have pleasure but to ultimately reach a climax that will bring a sense of fulfilment to parties involved in the act.

However, the medical expert says intense orgasms can be detrimental to one’s health.

Dr Charles Mensah Cofie says it can affect the eye.

He made this comment while answering a question on the topic on GTV’s Breakfast Show.


Dr Cofie further cited instances where some have had strokes after climaxing.

“When you have an orgasm, your BP goes up actually. So if you already have BP and your BP is not controlled and then you have an orgasm, then it goes higher.

“And that one can lead to bleeding in the eyes and even stroke,” Dr Mensah Cofie said.

He, therefore, urged adults to be cautious when engaging in sexual activities.

“Yes, the enjoyment is in the orgasm but you have to be careful, you have to be easy,” he said.


Here are 5 facts about orgasm you probably didn't know

There are lots of conceptions on orgasm, like an improved immune system and reduced pain or condoms preventing you from climaxing.

Whatever the case may be, we bring everything you ever wanted to know about an orgasm, and hopefully, your next sexual experience will be your best one yet.

  • The most common type of orgasm comes from clitoral stimulation, not penetration

If you’re not someone who gets orgasms from vaginal penetration only, you’re not alone. In fact, one study showed that only 6% of women said they always had an orgasm during penetrative sex.


Another study showed that 36.6% of women needed clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm.

There are a bunch of ways that you can incorporate clitoral stimulation into penetrative sex, though. Positions like doggy or woman-on-top allow easy access to your clit, so you can stroke it while you’re having sex.

  • It may take more than 10 minutes for a woman to orgasm

Many women take longer to climax than their male partners, and that's perfectly normal. Experts say most women require at least 13 minutes of sexual activity to climax.

According to a 2018 study, 10 to 40% of women report having difficulty or an inability to reach orgasm. So your inability to hit your climax is more common than you think. The issue is that there are so many reasons why a person may not be able to orgasm, that it’s hard to pinpoint your exact cause

  • Orgasm gets better with age

There are plenty of things to gripe about when it comes to age, but your sex life isn't one of them. It turns out that as you get older, the quality and frequency of orgasms can improve.

  • Orgasms can relieve pain

When you have a headache, it's pretty common to go to bed. But you shouldn't be sleeping. There is some evidence that orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain, including pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during childbirth.

  • Using a condom doesn't hamper your orgasm

A lot of people think that because sex can often feel better without a condom that their orgasm will too. But that's not the case. "Women are equally likely to experience orgasm with or without a condom.

Condoms may help a couple spend more time having sex, as a man doesn't have to 'pull out' quickly if he's worried about ejaculating too soon.

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