Monday, May 12, 2014

Sex and Blindness

You've likely heard it before...  too much sex causes blindness, or masturbation causes blindness.
Surely that can't be true. Can it?
There is something called amaurosis fugax, and it is a sudden blindness, that lasts for just a couple minutes, and only in one eye.
It happens when a person approaches orgasm, and  the exertion causes a dam to form in the blood vessels in one eye, and the sight to go for a couple minutes.

Some happy sufferers are successfully treated with blood thinners.

(More importantly, amaurosis fugax is a also a sign of pending stroke, and should be checked out. People describe it as a shade being pulled down over the eye.)