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29-year-old man goes blind in one eye after having super strong orgasm

By Mason White 1:11 PM November 19, 2017
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A young man in the United Kingdom was surprised to get up one morning and noticing impaired vision in his left eye.

The 29-year-old of Southampton, who was not identified, checked himself into the hospital after losing his sight in his left eye.

When doctors checked his left eye, they noticed that he had suffered a hemorrhage.

While investigating, the man told the doctors that he had vigorous sex the previous night with his partner.

While he was having a strong orgasm, the man held his breath in a technique called Valsalva maneuver, which increases the duration and strength of he orgasm.

As a result of holding his breath, the blood vessels in his eye burst due to a buildup of pressure.

The blood caused his vision to be impaired in his left eye.

Luckily, no medical intervention was needed and his vision slowly came back with time and the excess blood was absorbed by his body.

The strange case was recorded in the BMJ (British Medical Journal).

Doctors warned that orgasms could cause other side effects such as crying, sneezing, spontaneous weakness, and even headaches.

Doctors have recorded 6 other cases of orgasm related vision problems.

“A 29-year-old male patient presented to eye emergency clinic after noticing a left paracentral scotoma on waking. On direct questioning, the patient revealed an episode of vigorous sexual intercourse the preceding evening. During orgasm, the Valsalva maneuver can produce a sudden increase in retinal venous pressure resulting in vessel rupture and hemorrhagic retinopathy,” according to the BMJ report published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.