After suffering a stroke, one questionably lucky 45-year-old man noticed something different about how he felt while listening to the James Bond theme music. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the anonymous gentleman reported feeling “orgasmic sensations” and viewing “flashing blue lights” as though he were having an out of body experience.
Despite the fact that this sounds pretty awesome, the poor guy was terrified. Naturally, he thought that he was losing his mind because he never before had been aroused by the sound of high-pitched brass instruments. “It scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘this is how you lose your mind,”’ he told the Daily Mail. “I was convinced I was going to go crazy.”
It turns out, his orgasmic reaction to brass instruments is due to synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes people to observe one sense but experience it in several ways. For example, this man could also taste the color blue. Whoa, trippy, right? Since his diagnosis, the man has learned how to control his orgasms caused by 007, but perhaps today, National Orgasm Day, he might let one slide.
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