Sex Can Cause Sneezing: Study
Docs suspect faulty wiring, and that condition may be more common than realized
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2008 4:30 PM CST
Sneezing and sex could be linked in some people, a new study suggests.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Sexual thoughts cause some people to have fits of sneezing, the Guardian reports. Psychiatrists at a British hospital were turned on to the problem by a patient, and a survey of Internet chat rooms found others afflicted, including three people who sneezed after orgasm.

Faulty wiring in the autonomic nervous system may be behind the link between sneezes and sex. The autonomic nervous system controls unconscious functions like digestion and the beating of the heart. “It may also be seen as embarrassing and people perhaps don’t want to talk about it,” theorized one doctor.

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Dec 20, 2008 10:29 PM CST
How much did this study cost?? What a waste!
Dec 19, 2008 8:39 PM CST
Ha! What do you know. I have had this ever since I can remember. Its more the thought before that would make me sneeze, rather then after the act. Happens a lot too
Dec 19, 2008 5:52 AM CST
I too suffer from this dilemma. This has not been always so. I started suffering from this some four years ago. I am 62 years old now. This does not decrease my libido, however.