How sex can stop persistent hiccups.

Did you know that sex is one of the best ways of getting rid of hiccups? And it’s a little weird. Apparently, there are several studies discussing treatment for persistent hiccups that last more than two consecutive days. If they last more than two months, they are called intractable hiccups. It is recommended that you see a doctor if you are experiencing persistent hiccups as it could signify an underlying issue. But before you try meds (and after two months I would be willing to try anything!) listen up.

In some cases, physicians report performing a digital rectal massage as a treatment for the spasms. This involves inserting a finger into the rectum and performing a circular motion. The vagus nerve, a key nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees various bodily functions, including hiccups, is located in this area.

The first scientific paper about rectal massage and hiccups was written by a doctor who won the Nobel prize in medicine in 2006, so it is not considered quackery. If that is not your preferred method of treatment, there is an alternative. Other treatments include weed and getting high, acupuncture, hypnosis and sex. Believe it or not, orgasms and ejaculations also help stop hiccups. So, forget being scared or holding your breath, breathing into a paper bag, rectal stimulation and orgasms are your secret weapons.