Think Your Sex Life Is Rough? This Woman Has A Rare Condition Where She Faints When She Has Sex



As with most things in life there is always a silver lining. Take sex for example. Sure your sex life might suck…or be non-existent, but at least on the rare occasion that you do get lucky you don’t faint while it’s happening like this woman does.

You see, this woman has a rare medical condition that means when she is having sex there is a 50/50 chance that she will just up and pass out.

Reports the Mirror

Laura Crow, 28, was diagnosed with debilitating postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) in 2011, after the condition was triggered by her first pregnancy.

The rare condition means Laura’s resting heart rate is a whopping 110 beats per minute – around 40 beats higher than the average person.

But triggers including adrenaline and excitement can cause Laura’s heart rate to peak to as high as 180 beats per minute – causing her to pass out.

It’s led to some tricky situations – and Laura has even passed out while getting steamy with her husband Ben, 28.

Mum-of-three Laura, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, said: “Whenever I have sex, there’s a 50/50 chance I’ll faint.

“The fainting can happen anywhere, any time – but with PoTS it’s usually a case of gravity taking over, so the best way for us to do it is missionary, with me lying down. The first time it happened it was a massive shock for both of us.

“Ben gets very upset – when I wake up he is very distressed, even though he never continues after I’ve passed out. Once I faint I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s very traumatic and worrying for him. But luckily it doesn’t affect our relationship. He’s the strongest rock I could ever ask for.”

Sex isn’t the only thing that makes her pass out either. She can also faint from not getting enough sleep, temperature, laughing, exercise and other things that raise her heart rate.

That isn’t going to stop them from getting busy though. No, sir.

“It did get better – I used to pass out seven or eight times a day, but after my second and third pregnancy it’s only once or twice a day.”

“Laughing is also tricky – Ben is a tickler every time he tickles me I laugh myself to a faint! Even when playing with my children – we could be running around, joking and laughing, and the next minute I’m on the floor. But I’m not going to stop laughing or having sex in the name of PoTS.”

Atta girl. Still, she says even now she typically faints at least once a day, so you can see how this might be upsetting to her husband and her kids.

So there you go, when it comes to sex, like pretty much everything in life, it could always be worse. How’s that for uplifting?


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