What is post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome is the name used to describe flu-like illness experienced by men after they have an ejaculation.

How do members experience post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with post-orgasmic illness syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for post-orgasmic illness syndrome*

Who has post-orgasmic illness syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 37
40s 14
50s 11
60s 2
70+ 1

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 71
Female 9