According to Dr. Anish Sheth, who co-wrote What’s Your Poo Telling You? with Josh Richman, passing a particularly large stool can create an orgasmic-like experience.
Dr. Sheth has even given it a name, ‘Poo-phoria’ – yes you did read that right.
Apparently, “the distension of the rectum that comes with the passing of a large mass of stool causes the vagus nerve to fire. The net effect of this is a drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn decreases blood flow to the brain. When mild, the light-headedness can lead to a sense of sublime relation — the high.”
However, he warns that it can become addictive for some and overdoing it causes “’defecation syncope’, a dangerous syndrome that results in a loss of transient consciousness.”
Sheth and Richman have a new book out now called What’s My Pee Telling Me? which apparently offers more invaluable info on our health.
Yes, you can laugh now.