Can you really lose vision from squirting?
Is it possible to squirt so hard that it causes you to go blind? In the world of urban legend, this is one of those things you sometimes hear about.
So, what’s the deal?
Well, according to a recent report in the The Sun, it can apparently happen. Seriously, we’re not kidding. Keep reading. It’s kind of interesting.
A few years back, a 29-year-old man checked himself into a hospital after telling doctors that he had lost part of his vision in one eye.
As it turns out, he had gone blind in one eye after having what he described as “vigorous sexual intercourse”.
This incident came to light after a case study appeared in the British Medical Journal, where it was revealed that physicians did indeed find a hemorrhage in the man’s eye.
According to study, the temporary blindness was caused by a pressure build-up in the retinal venous. Translation: The guy squirted so hard that it caused the vessel to burst in his eye.
The result was a temporary loss of vision.
According to the researcher’s conclusions, holding your breath during an orgasm (also known as the Valsalva Maneuver) “can produce a sudden increase in retinal venous pressure resulting in vessel rupture and hemorrhagic retinopathy.”
The report also stated: “The autonomic effects of orgasm on the eye are well known and have been associated with other ocular pathology, including angle-closure glaucoma.”
So, should you avoid edging and not go for the big explosion to avoid vision loss?
Probably not. The odds of something like this happening are fairly remote. To date, there have only been six recorded cases.
What’s more likely is an eye injury from shooting ejaculate that happens during self-pleasure or from an excited mate. In these kinds of situations, it’s important to wash the semen out right away.