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Dr Karl reports on the bizarre case of a woman who suffered from spontaneous, unwanted orgasms triggered by sensations on the bottom of her left foot. By Karl S. The rock musician and composer Frank Zappa once said that there were two substances that you could not overdose on: sex and vegetables.
So let me ease my way into the rather titillating topic of foot orgasms by telling you about referred pain and dropping in a public health message at the same time. Back in medical school I got taught referred pain via the example of heart attacks leading to a pain in the left arm or shoulder.
As you know, the heart is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps about five litres of blood each minute. And if one day you do have a heart attack, the problem is that the muscles that do the pumping don't get enough oxygen and they can complain. They complain not by getting a pain in the heart, but by a pain felt in the left Tickle orgasm story or shoulder. This is classic referred pain, where the pain coming from an internal organ, the heart, is shifted or referred to an external location, the left arm or the shoulder.
By the way, a heart attack is a genuine and serious medical emergency, and if someone ever has symptoms suggesting a heart attack, they should ring the emergency medical services immediately.
Now we don't really understand the mechanism by which referred pain happens, but one reasonable theory runs like this:. The heart sends sensory information to your brain via some relay stations at the top of your spinal cord.
By coincidence your left arm and shoulder also use those very same relay stations to send sensory information to the brain. For most of your life, your heart never complains. And over a lifetime your brain gets Tickle orgasm story to the idea that any sensations coming from those relay stations at the top of your spinal cord are coming from your left arm. So one day, when your heart finally does complain, your brain sticks to what it knows and interprets this unfamiliar situation of a heart attack as pain in your left arm.
Sensation from an external location, in this case the left foot of a year-old woman is interpreted as sensation coming from the internal genital Tickle orgasm story. Getting back to basic neuroanatomy, both the foot and the genitals share the same relay stations down at the bottom of her spinal cord. In other words, sensation on the bottom of her foot would lead to an orgasm. The result was spontaneous, unwanted, and yes, inconvenient sexual orgasms with absolutely no sexual desire or arousal. They were different from the woman's regular orgasms in that they occurred very suddenly without any pre-orgasmic build up, were very short— lasting only five or six seconds — and finished in a very uncharacteristic and abrupt manner.
She would need a few minutes to recover. This happened five or six times each day often accompanied by vaginal lubrication. The story began in when this woman had an operation on her gall bladder. There were some unfortunate complications including massive infection and breathing problems so she had to stay in intensive care and the department of surgery for three weeks. She was very unwell. The guess is that at this stage there was some damage to the relay stations at the bottom of her spinal cord. As a result of the damage she had some strange tingling and burning sensations in her left foot.
In Juneshe was prescribed the SSRI antidepressant paroxetine to try to relieve the abnormal foot sensations. You might remember that paroxetine was the subject of some court actions and also has a whole range of side effects, some of them a little bizarre.
In the case of our year-old woman, the foot orgasms began within a few days of starting taking paroxetine.
We don't fully understand the mechanism, but maybe taking the powerful serotonin-acting drug while the nerve endings in her damaged nerve roots were still trying to heal caused some kind of cross wiring. One year later she sought medical treatment, even though she was deeply embarrassed and crying uncontrollably. After a lot of work the medicos tried injecting anaesthetic into the left S1 dorsal root ganglion at the base of her spinal cord. This reduced the frequency of the foot orgasms by 50 per cent and their strength by 80 per cent.
When they went further and combined the anaesthetic with pulsed radiotherapy treatment the foot orgasms stopped entirely. So if you start experiencing unwanted and inconvenient orgasms perhaps you should tread carefully …. Tags: painneurosciencebrain-and-nervous-system. ABC Science.
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