Sneezing a lot? You must be thinking about sex

“It may not sound like the most promising start to a romance, but a bout of sneezing can be sign that someone is attracted to you. Doctors have uncovered a bizarre medical condition where people sneeze every time they think about sex or have an orgasm. The condition appears to afflict both and men and women and to be uncontrollable.

Dr Mahmood Bhutta, an ear, nose and throat expert at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, who describes the condition in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, admits that his initial reaction was disbelief. But now he thinks the phenomenon is genuine and closely linked to the bursts of sneezing that one in four people have when they are exposed to bright sunshine.

The condition came to light in a middle-aged man, who has not been named, who complained that he had an uncontrollable fit of sneezes each time he was sexually aroused. After overcoming his scepticism, Dr Bhutta began searching medical records – and internet chat rooms – to see if anyone else had a similar problem. ‘I was surprised by how many people also reported the same reflex in internet chat rooms,’ he said. Typing the words ‘sex, sneeze or sneezing’ into the Google search engine produced a surprising number of hits. Seventeen men and women reported sneezing immediately when they thought about sex, and three had the same experience after orgasm.”

(via The Daily Mail)


  1. There is a nice essay/musing about sneezing in LaVey’s Satan Speaks [Or was it Devils Notebook.]

    Either way, I like the image that comes to mind of LaVey sticking kleenex up his nose trying to force himself to sneeze.

    A true master of indulgence.

  2. What does it mean if you are spending a lot of time thinking about sneezing?

  3. I can say for a fact this is true. Whenever think about sex and get horny, I start sneezing. Wow I thought it was just me. LOL!!!!!!!

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