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J R Soc Med. 2008 Dec;101(12):587-91. doi: 10.1258/jrsm.2008.080262.

Sneezing induced by sexual ideation or orgasm: an under-reported phenomenon.

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  • 1Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham Street, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire, UK. m.bhutta@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

We describe a hitherto under-recognized curious response in some individuals: of sneezing in response either to sexual ideation or in response to orgasm. Our review suggests that it may be much more common than expected. We surmise that an indiscrete stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system may be an underlying mechanism to explain this and other reported unusual triggers of sneezing.

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