Have you ever had sex so good that you forget what day it is?

A 66-year-old man was taken to the hospital with symptoms of amnesia. What was the cause? You guessed it, afternoon sex with his wife. Within 10 minutes of the sexual intercourse, the man had lost his memory.

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The Irish Medical Journal analyzed this event and published it in their May issue. Doctors say that sex is a trigger for short-term amnesia which is officially known as Transient Global Amnesia (TGA).

The Mayo Clinic defines TGA as a “sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can’t be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke.”

When the coitus was over, the man checked his phone and noticed the date was the next day. He became distraught because he thought he had forgotten his wedding anniversary the day before.

Mature man suffering from headache in bed at home
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The man could not remember that he did in fact romantically celebrate the anniversary with his wife yesterday. “He repetitively questioned his wife and daughter over the events of that morning and the previous day,” according to the journal.

Apparently, TGA typically affects people between the ages of 50 and 70. People affected struggle with the ability to recall recent events. Fortunately, sufferers usually regain their memory within a few hours.

After the man's visit to the ER where his neurological examination returned “completely normal,” he regained his memory later that day.

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This was not the first TGA episode the man had experienced. Back in 2015, he had lost his memory after sexual intercourse but later regained his memory.

The Irish Medical Journal’s May issue states that “precipitation of TGA has been linked with several activities including physical activity, immersion in cold or hot water, emotional stress, pain… and sexual intercourse.”

Although TGA can seem a bit scary, it is not considered serious. “It’s not enough of a stimulus or deprivation that it permanently injures the brain. The brain recovers. There should be no deficit other than memory and it should be brief,” said the journal.

Read More Here: New York Post

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