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Your Sex Questions Answered: Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Sperm?

   

Yes, it is possible for a woman to be allergic to sperm. This condition is called Sperm allergy or semen allergy or seminal plasma hypersensitivity. It happens when you have an allergic reaction to proteins found in men’s sperm.

You can notice the allergy the first time you have sex, but sometimes it happens after a woman has had other sexual partners with no allergic reaction. You may also experience it with one partner but not another, and it can also happen suddenly with a longtime partner.

Symptoms may start within 30 minutes of contact with semen and may be confined to the vaginal area or they can happen in other areas that have come in contact with the semen including the mouth. The symptoms include;

  • redness
  • burning
  • swelling
  • pain
  • hives
  • itching
  • Anaphylaxis may occur in severe allergic reaction

The condition can often be misdiagnosed as a yeast infection, or a sexually-transmitted disease, so for effective diagnosis a sample of your partner’s semen will be required for test.

A woman should not have any symptoms when she and her partner use a condom. The allergic reaction should only happen during unprotected sex.

If left untreated, a semen allergy can disrupt your sex life, and affect your well-being. For couples trying to conceive this can also be a major obstacle since they need to have unprotected sex.

If you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s important that you see your doctor for diagnosis and possible treatment.

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