As Dr Moses explained to the publication, “Vertigo is a sensation that the room is spinning, or that there is a sense of swaying or tilting.” This experience can worsen when you’ve been messing around in bed, as your breathing becomes rapid, particularly during orgasm.
So, why is it so important to know this anyway? Well, if you’ve ever clutched at your heart or head during or after sex as these feelings arise, it could feel quite terrifying, especially when you feel as though there’s a disconnect between body and mind. But as Dr. Moses suggests, these causes of dizziness during or after sex aren’t cause for concern, but can even be a common side effect from exercise, too.
If you notice yourself feeling dizzy, Dr. Moses suggests sitting up slowly, taking some sips of water, and eating something easy on the stomach, like crackers. That said, if feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness are recurrent or you’re concerned it could be a sign of something more significant, it’s best to talk to your doctor.