According to a new study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), intense sexual activities can cause asthma flare-ups.
Sex requires a lot of energy, especially if you’re asthmatic, it inflames and swells the airways that lead to heavy breathing.
For the study, researchers collected the available literature on sexual intercourse as an under-diagnosed cause of asthma exacerbations. They searched the National Library of Medicine’s PUBMED database for keywords such as sexual activity, honeymoon asthma or sexual behavior, and allergy or allergic reaction.
Dr. A.M. Aminian, an allergist at the Allergy Institute in Fresno thinks that the condition may be under-reported because of the intimate nature of the subject matter.
He said “But allergists are specialists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma. If anyone would be able to guide a patient in how to avoid an asthma flare in the future, it would be their allergist. When sexual activity-induced asthma is properly identified and treated, allergists are better able to improve their patient’s quality of life.”
Using your inhaler 30 minutes before getting physically intimate can prevent an asthma attack…allowing you to go long into the night.