Does Having Sex Normally Increase Tinnitus Intensity?

Discussion in 'Support' started by William Zimmerman, Aug 20, 2013.

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    1. William Zimmerman

      William Zimmerman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Recently, I was listening to some relaxation music that included background multi-frequency sounds.
      The music was not loud. I was also engaged in sexual activity during the listening time (orgasm).
      Afterwards, my tinnitus increased in loudness. Now when I engage in sexual activity sometimes it makes the tinnitus louder. This just recently started. Does sex normally increase tinnitus intensity for a few people, some people, or most people?
       
    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

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      04/2010
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      Syringing
      How long does it stay louder?

      I assume it is a temporary spike?

      Could it be due to temporarily increased blood pressure / heart rate?

      I wouldn't worry though... I'd say the more often this happens, the better off you are! :LOL:

      Seriously speaking though, I can't see how a temporary spike due to sexual activity could result in a permanent increase or being worth of any worry.

      -M
       
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    3. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Benzo + loud noise
      Actually for me...it helps. :cool:
       
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    4. Jade
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      Jade Member Benefactor

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      It doesn't make a difference to mine however it makes me a lot relaxed and anything that helps me relax is a good thing especially if it something fun :p
       
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    5. zimmy101b

      zimmy101b Member

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      Conroe, TX US
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      Feb. 2013
      I'm presently having a louder tinnitus from having sex about 2 1/2 days ago. This is the first time I've had this experience. I'll keep you folks informed over the next few days. I'm just concerned because the tinnitus has not yet diminished, and it could become a disincentive for having sex.
       
    6. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
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      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.

      Same for me :)
       
    7. Alxtan
      Approved

      Alxtan Member Benefactor

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      06/26/2013
      It makes mine very much louder.
       
    8. Jade
      Lucky

      Jade Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sunshine Coast, Australia
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      08/07/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Genetics, Beats by Dre, Work
      People experience spiked in T after working out due to increased blood flow same would be if you get it after sex
       
    9. MICHAEL OSEWE

      MICHAEL OSEWE Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2-1-2014
      Mine increases at least for two days
       
    10. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

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      Acoustic trauma
      It depends on whether I was on top or on the bottom......:D
       
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    11. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

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      in my case, it does but it only lasts during the actual sex...after, it settles down..
       
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    12. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

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      11/14/2013
      Too much goin on too pay attention to the T lol... But no it doesnt spike mine up.
       
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    13. EatMoTacos
      Alone

      EatMoTacos Member

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      Texas
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      07/2009
      Not me, I totally forget I have the T when it's going on. :)
       
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    14. Rachel Murray
      Amazed

      Rachel Murray Member

      Location:
      Amsterdam, NL
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      03/2014
      My problem is not if it gets louder... my problem is how to get in the mood with a drone and a whistle in your head! That's my biggest problem!
       
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    15. washashore
      Fine

      washashore Member Benefactor

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      04/2014
      I've never had a problem with loud sex.
       
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    16. Thongjy
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      Thongjy Member

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      Singapore
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      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Does the spike start immediately after sex?
       

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