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Bad timing for a painful episode

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So, last night my switch partner, Oudjat, and I were getting ready to go out for our regular Saturday night at Club L’Espace, our favourite Montreal fetish club and dungeon. The theme was “Black & Red” and we were looking forward to making our most suitable choices from within our respective kink wardrobe.

But first, I decided that it would be a good idea for me to have a light bite to eat; as it had been a while since I had ate anything and I knew I needed some fortification for the night’s activities. I already had a very light headache that had been affecting me for the past hour; but had already taken a few meds, trusting them to get rid of it shortly.

Unfortunately, not long after eating, I got a sudden wicked back ache and decided to lie down flat on my back in bed for a few minutes, with my knees bent, to help relax my back and to let the pain subside. (For those who are not familiar with my situation; I have old back and knee injuries that seriously affect my mobility at times.) I had just taken some Robaxacet about 10 minutes earlier, and figured that it would just take a few more minutes for it to take effect.

However, after about another 10 minutes, I felt a very strong wave of nausea sweep over me — it felt very strange and I was wondering if there had been something wrong with anything that had been in my steak & cheese sandwich.

The nausea did subside slightly but was replaced by an increase in pain of my headache and it started to throb on the left side and back of my skull — a sure sign of impending migraine for me. Unfortunately, it hit really quickly and soon had me in tears and clutching my skull from the intense pain.

Worst of all, I have a condition called “Hyperalgesia”, which is a hypersensitivity to pain. It is one of the reasons why I am so very careful of causing pain in others, even consensual pain — I need to satisfy myself that it is indeed what they want, because I myself have a hard time enduring it.

End result, I was in agony for several hours and it was finally only when I resorted to a much heavier painkiller that I was able to have a minor respite from the distinct feeling that resembled having a shovel smacked against my skull. Repeatedly. For hours.

When it finally eased off to more of a dull throb, I was so exhausted that I fell into a very restless sleep; because I still would get the occasional feeling of an icepick behind my left eyeball. I truly appreciate the tender care of my Sweetheart, who helped me with getting meds, ice packs, as well as some hot sweet Jasmine tea afterwards to help me relax.

Needless to say; we missed out on attending our evening at Club L’Espace — which is such a shame, because we always look forward to it so much.

Today (Sunday), I contacted my best friend (and fellow migraine sufferer) and asked if she happened to have gotten one too around the same time. Turns out that indeed she had, and was still suffering some of it’s effects into Sunday.

Now, I would never wish a migraine on *anyone* (they are that nasty), but somehow there is a small solace in knowing that it’s not just me. We’ve always believed that there is often an environmental factor that can trigger some of our migraines, such as sudden changes in barometric pressure caused by changing weather patterns. Knowing that we both get one at almost the exact time, despite being 20km apart gives strength to this theory.

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For more info regarding migraines, their symptoms and possible treatment, check out this “Migraine Fact Sheet“.

Definition of Hyperalgesia

Oh for Fork’s Sake! Canberra Man Lodges Fork in Penis

No forking way.

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A 70-year-old man from Canberra, Australia, came to an extraordinarily painful fork in the road when he presented to Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department with a 10cm (3.9 inch) fork lodged in his penis. He admitted to having inserted the fork into his urethra some twelve hours earlier, before it became stuck.

The steel cutlery item was inserted into his urethra for his sexual gratification, a write-up in a medical journal said. It remains uncertain how the gentleman thought that could be achieved.

The fork was not visible from the outside but doctors were able to feel it; it was also clearly visible in x-rays. The fork was removed using forceps and “copious lubrication” under general anaesthetic.

The unusual medical case was subsequently published in “The International Journal of Surgery” in order to assist other medical teams in dealing with similar circumstances.

The doctors who removed the fork said it was important to share the case with others, “given the great management challenge faced by the oddity and infrequency with which a fork is encountered in the penile urethra.

Clarifiying the incident, the scientific medical team said in the journal: “The practice manifests primarily during states of pathological masturbation, substance abuse and intoxication and as a result of psychological compounders. Autoerotic stimulation with the aid of self-inserted urethral foreign bodies has been existent since time immemorial and have presented an unusual but known presentation to urologists.

The motives for insertion of a variety of objects are sometimes difficult to comprehend” stated the report, titled “An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body.”

Understatement of the year.

Article: Pain brain regions also active during female orgasm

I found an article that I thought might be of interest to some of my blog readers. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the full article below.

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What happens in the female brain during an orgasm? It certainly doesn’t lie back and think of England, as the saying goes. In fact there’s rather a lot going on, according to a study on women who volunteered to stimulate themselves to orgasm while having their brains scanned.

Knowing what goes on in the brain during orgasm won’t just help women who are unable to reach sexual climax: it could also have implications for depression, pain, even obesity.

So says Barry Komisaruf, from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, who’s here this week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting to present a video which shows for the first time what goes on inside a woman’s brain during an orgasm. And as many men have long suspected – it’s complicated.

Read the full article