Illustration: Mark Matcho

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Zap Headaches
Ever pass on sex because your head is pounding? You may be missing out on the very thing that could bring relief. A small study conducted at Southern Illinois University found that nearly half of female migraine sufferers felt better after orgasm. As endorphins flood the body, they may have an effect similar to morphine, muting your body's pain response and increasing your threshold for discomfort.