You just have to read this one to believe it; must have been one hell of an orgasm!
) An item that LiveScience reported Tuesday about a 54-year-old woman who suffered temporary amnesia after having orgasmic sex with her husband is piquing interest today.
About an hour post-coitus, the unidentified woman went to the Georgetown University Hospital emergency room to report she could not remember the past 24 hours. Doctors diagnosed her with a rare form of sudden memory loss known as transient global amnesia, or TGA. They reported their findings in The Journal of Emergency Medicine.
"Transient global amnesia is caused by a scrambling of the memory circuits in the brain, often brought on by physical or emotional triggers," Dr. Carol Lippa, a professor of neurology at Drexel University Medical School in Philadelphia, told ABC News.
Said another expert: "TGA can occur after any activity, and I'd imagine that it could occur while someone is playing Ping-Pong, but that wouldn't be as titillating."
Back in 1998, amid President Bill Clinton's sexual peccadilloes, other researchers reported similar cases of after-sex amnesia involving two men, ages 73 and 75. The headline? "Amnesia After Sex: More Than A Washington Phenomenon."
Separately, LiveScience reports today about new findings that women who have distracting, non-erotic thoughts during sex may have trouble reaching orgasm. In other words, forget about it if you want to forget about it.