Are You Sneezing After Sex? Here’s What You Need to Know About Honeymoon Rhinitis
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People experience all sorts of effects after having sex. Some maybe enjoying the afterglow while others feel tired, obviously after the intense marathon you’ve just accomplished. But another side-effect after having sex is sneezing. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes people experience runny nose, watery eyes and even go into a sneezing fit post an intimate session. This might be because you have a condition called ‘Honeymoon Rhinitis’. Read on to know more about sneezing during or after sex. What is Average Number of Times Couples Have Sex Per Week? Here's What Experts Say.

You do not have to worry because this is not a disease or any form of psychiatric illness. This phenomenon is more common than expected and many don’t even notice or pay attention to when they sneeze after sex. As reported in The Metro, according to an article published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the condition appears to be genetically determined and caused by the presence in the nose of erectile tissue which may become engorged during sexual arousal. It is a side effect of the signals from the autonomic nervous system that triggers changes in the genitals of both men and women. Sex Tip of the New Year Week: Spice Things Up in the Shower!

Another related condition called sexually induced sneezing also exists. In this people sneeze, sometimes uncontrollably, when engaging in or even thinking about sexual activity. Honeymoon rhinitis is also presumed to occur as a side-effect of Viagra use. There is not much spoken about this phenomenon probably because some find it embarrassing to talk about sneezing. The upside to is at least you are not sneezing when you are having sex and it is less embarrassing than farting. Also, there is no cure to this phenomenon.