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Tashi
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Yesterday, my boyfriend and I had manual/oral sex, and after I orgasmed, I got a strange tingling feeling in my face (I felt it the most in the area between my lips and nose, for some reason) and I felt a bit light-headed/dizzy when I sat up afterwards for a few minutes.

I think I've seen some similar sounding posts before, and am I correct in saying that due to nerve stimulation, sometimes people can get a bit dizzy after an orgasm?

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In my case the culprit is that I have low blood pressure, so an orgasm can throw my blood circulation off kilter, resulting in random tinglings in random body parts, often the fingers. Dizziness and headaches also happen. Not sure if this is common, or the common cause for these reactions, but at least I've found this to be the case for myself.
So if anything, it does happen, haha. I've learned not to leap out off bed after orgasms but aside that I'm hoping it's nothing serious. [Smile]

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Another cause of the dizziness could be due to Orthostatic hypotension, aka positional hypotension. This can occur when you change positions too fast. There are times when low blood pressure can occur during "activity" and when you were finished, if you dont change positions slowly, you become dizzy.

This can be observed when you re laying down for an extended period of time, then jump up onto your feet. The body has to compensate for the shift of blood throught your body, meaning that the brain doesnt receive enough blood causing you to become dizzy.

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Tashi
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Ah, true. I didn't think about the dizziness from changing position too fast. (I have that happen all the time when I stand up too fast or something). I suppose if the tingling happens again, I should look into it? Like I said, it's the first time something like that has occurred.

Thanks for the advice though!

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It happens, just work on cooling down after the "activity" before moving around. When you said the dizziness happens all the time, you might want to increase your fluid intake. Dehydration can cause hypotension!
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