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How I Will Die…..

It could be a LOT worse.

You’ll die from a Heart Attack during Sex.

Your a lover not a fighter but sadly, in the act of making love your heart will stop. But what a way to go.

‘How will you die?’ at

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  1. #1 Jeff Harrell
    March 14, 2007

    Coincidentally, so will I.

    So uh … Shelly. Whatcha doin’ this weekend?

  2. #2 Shelley
    March 14, 2007

    Now, now Jeff. I have a very busy weekend ahead of blogging, sleeping in, talking to Pepper, and wondering why i’m in lab. No time to die! 🙂

  3. #3 Brian X
    March 14, 2007

    For some reason this reminds me of (I think) Voltaire’s scientist girlfriend (I don’t remember her name, unfortunately) who got pregnant at the age of 40 and decided she had nine months to finish up her research because she didn’t think she’d survive the pregnancy. Unfortunately she was right.

  4. #4 Brian X
    March 14, 2007

    Emilie du Chatelet. Looked it up. Voltaire thought she was a smart cookie.

  5. #5 Charlie (Colorado)
    March 14, 2007

    Hmmm. That’s what I got too.

    Of course, the way things have been going, that means I’m immortal.

  6. #6 Mike
    March 15, 2007

    Looks like heart attack during sex while being very old, from the chart. So this weekend is safe, but might want to be careful in 2050…

    I got heart attack while extremely old, so I don’t even get any promise of fun first.

  7. #7 John
    March 15, 2007

    I don’t get where the little black wheel comes in. Yours is nowhere near the Heart Attack During Sex box but that’s apparently how you’ll die. Mine was almost entirely in the Sex box with a slight overlap into the Drug/Alcohol Accident box but I’m apparently going to die of a Drug/Alcohol Accident – which although not out of the question is a LOT less likely these days than say… 10 years ago.
    So maybe I’ll die while having sex drunk. One can hope…

  8. #8 Robster
    March 15, 2007

    Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll! (border of sex and drugs)

    OK, so I will bite the bullet in a drug/alcohol accident, which I could buy if I drank more or did drugs (other than the ones I am supposed to). Much more likely if you let the accident be the fault of someone else. I get run over by a drunk college kid while cycling. That would be more realistic…

  9. #9 Russ
    March 15, 2007

    I’m in the same boat as Robster: death by drugs/alcohol despite the fact I don’t use either (Lab accident with tetrodotoxin or 4-ap, maybe?). In any case, I always figured my death would be such that, upon hearing about it, my family/friends/neighbors would shake their heads and quietly say “Only Russ…”

  10. #10 Frank the SciencePunk
    March 16, 2007

    Wow – getting pregnant just ceased to be to worst thing that could happen during sex. Maybe.

  11. #11 G. Shelley
    March 17, 2007

    I got the same box, but towards the middle. At least I’ll be awake for my sexual death

  12. #12 mutinyco
    March 17, 2007

    The Japanese actually have a word for death during sex. Phonetically, it’s “fukujoshi.”

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