Why Some People Die Soon After Sex by D. Gaze
I actually have a collection of news articles on my blog here about people who died during or after sex (you can see some of those stories linked to at the bottom of this post, under the “Related” subheading below).
(Link): Why Some People Die Soon After Sex by D. Gaze
January 25, 2022
[Article begins by listing some of the benefits of sex.]
But there’s a dark side: people sometimes die during or shortly after sex. The incidence is, thankfully, extremely low and accounts for 0.6% of all cases of sudden death.
There are many reasons why this happens to people.
In most cases, it is caused by the physical strain of the sexual activity, or prescription drugs (drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, for example), or illegal drugs, such as cocaine – or both.
The risk of any sudden cardiac death is higher as people age.
…Sudden death occurred mostly in men (average age 59 years) and the most frequent cause was a heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction. Studies of sudden cardiac death and sexual activity from the US, France and South Korea show similar findings.
Not just the middle-aged men
Recently, however, researchers at St George’s, University of London, found that this phenomenon is not just limited to middle-aged men.