If Porn Gives You Headaches Perhaps You Should Stop Watching Porn

I admit, without getting into the argument as to whether or not porn is harmful, I think porn is fun. However, if you get headaches every time you watch porn, perhaps you shouldn’t watch. Porn just isn’t that important.

I bring this up because I ran across this article. Apparently, there is a 24-year-old software engineer out there who was getting headaches every time he watched porn. He didn’t get headaches during sex or masturbation, just when he watched porn. For once, the guy did the sane thing and just avoided watching porn.

However, doctors apparently didn’t think this was the best strategy. They told him to keep watching…but to take 400 milligrams of ibuprofen and 500 milligrams of acetaminophen 30 minutes before he watched porn. The man reported a significant reduction in pain when he did this.

Now, the guy can apparently watch porn now…but I really have to wonder about the doctors. What was wrong with just avoiding porn? He could have just used his imagination or, perish the thought, found a sexual partner and had actual sex. Porn was apparently the only problem and it seemed to me that just avoiding it was the best solution. The doctors, though, seemed to think he should still watch porn but should take pain relievers beforehand.

This just sounds insane. Porn just isn’t that important. I’m not sure why the doctors were so committed to porn. After all, pain relievers just mask pain. Shouldn’t the condition that causes the pain itself be avoided in order to reduce the amount of medication that a person has to take? Pain relievers do have side effects. I thought we were only supposed to take them when absolutely necessary (which doesn’t include avoidable situations). What about the liver? What about the kidneys? Further, what about whatever medical condition this guy has that causes him to get a headache when he watches porn (which the doctors cannot apparently really determine)? Should he really aggravate it by watching porn and merely use drugs to mask the effects?

This just sounds dangerous to me without any real reason for braving the danger. Sure, I think porn is fun. Still, if it gave me headaches I wouldn’t watch, even if I could take drugs to hide the headaches. It just isn’t that important (especially when imagination and actual sex are still options)…and I’m not sure why the doctors seemed to think that it was. Perhaps they are porn lobby doctors.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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2 Responses to If Porn Gives You Headaches Perhaps You Should Stop Watching Porn

  1. gold account says:

    There are two kinds of headaches associated with sexual activity, according to Mail Online: preorgasmic, a dull pressure-like pain that starts during sexual activity and progressively worsen, and orgasmic, a sudden onset of pain at orgasm. Physicians suggested the man’s condition might have occurred due to changes in the pain-sensing nerves in the face and jaw.

  2. “A 24-year-old man in India experiences severe, “exploding” headaches when he watches pornographic videos…” Most men experience a severe explosion involving a head on their body when they watch porn. Unfortunate that the above guy experiences pain.

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