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Nausea after Orgasm

By September 13, 2009 - 11:21am
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Nausea after Orgasm

Why do I feel nauseous after HE orgasms during intercourse?

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(reply to Dr. Philip M. Sarrel)

Thank you Dr. Sarrel for answering my question. Now let me answer some of yours:

Do you have this reaction if you have intercourse but a condom is used ?
-I don't know but per my discussion with Michelle, I am going to see if there is the same reaction.

Do you experience orgasm with sexual intercourse ?
-No, I never have unfortunately.

Do you experience orgasm through other types of sexual stimulation and, if so, does the nausea reaction occur ?
-Yes I have and it has never happened in those instances.

Have you noticed if the reaction occurs at any particular time of your menstrual cycle?
-I no longer have a menstrual cycle as I had a partial hysterectomy in 2007. I don't remember any specific episodes of nausea prior to that surgery.

I've also never experienced any pain after sexual intercourse either.

Thank you again and hopefully my answers will help.

September 15, 2009 - 3:54pm
Expert HERWriter

Hi there! Thank you so much for answering all of my questions and being so open with your information. I'm so glad that everything is great and healthy in your relationships, past and present. While I'm still waiting eagerly to see what our expert has to say about this, I'm going to guess that this might be a physical issue. Of course I'm not a physician but I did some research online on this topic and believe it or not website after website pops up with this same question, or something very similar. So it seems that you are not alone. I have one more question for you--do you mind my asking your age? Actually two questions--about how many years has this been going on? I'm wondering if this is a hormonal issue for you. One site I visited suggested that the woman was becoming nauseous after sex because her hormone levels were going up and they will making her feel ill. In other words it might not be your partner's orgasm that is making you nauseous later but rather your own body producing hormones and so it could be more of a coincidental thing. It might be a good idea to get in and get your hormone levels checked out. Also, since you mention unprotected sex, I'm wondering what would happen if your partner wore a condom--if that would still cause the nausea. Maybe you could experiment with that and see what happens. If you still felt queasy then you'd know it wasn't the sperm that was the issue. Thank you again for your follow up post and we'll stay in touch and figure out what's up with this. Big hugs, Michelle

September 14, 2009 - 9:23pm
(reply to Michelle King Robson)

Hi Michelle. Thank you for looking up some information. I am 38; turning 39 next month. This has been happening I'd say for the past four years maybe. I did have a partial hysterectomy in 2007, but it was happening prior to that. This site is great and I will talk to my partner about the condom because I'd love to get to the bottom of this!! Thank you again! :0)

September 15, 2009 - 7:29am
Expert HERWriter

Hello CCM1970! Welcome to EmpowHer! I am so glad you have visited the website and posted your question here. This is a very interesting question and I'm very glad that Rosa has forwarded it to one of our experts. I did want to ask you a few questions too that might help shed some light on the situation and maybe give you some insight--if you don't mind my asking, how long has this been going on? Do you feel nauseous after your partner orgasms every time or just once in awhile? I don't mean to pry, but is it possible that you are feeling less than positive about your relationship? Or if things are going well in this relationship, did you possibly have a previous sexual relationship that was harmful or abusive in some way? I don't mean to get extremely personal with you and I don't want to upset you in any way; I'm just trying to think of some reasons why this might be the case for you and any additional information will help our expert answer your question, as well as any other readers who want to weigh in. I am sorry that you are experiencing this and we are going to do everything we can to get you some more information. Please post again when you can to let us know how you are doing. Best in health, MIchelle

September 13, 2009 - 9:16pm
(reply to Michelle King Robson)

Hi Michelle. I am not offended in any way. I am wondering if there is something wrong with me actually and need all the help I can get!!

I love the relationship I'm in and the sex is great ... up until that part. Unfortunately, this isn't the first relationship it's happened in. I have had two serious boyfriends in my life and can count on one hand the number of men I've been with. I've only had unprotected sex with those two and it happened each time. Nothing before but enjoyment.

It lasts about 5 minutes and it just feels like a wave of nausea. Starts out weak and builds up to about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst.

Is it physical or mental???

September 14, 2009 - 2:50pm

Hi CCM1970,

Thank you for posting your question! We have submitted it to an expert and hope to hear back shortly.

Please check back with us within the next few days, hopefully you'll get the answer you've been searching for.

September 13, 2009 - 1:15pm
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