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Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity

Sperm

If you’re a woman diagnosed with Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity, you might find yourself screaming to the Gods: “Why couldn’t I just have a peanut allergy?!” This is because HSPH is an overly complicated way of saying that you’re allergic to sex – or, to be more precise, semen. Allergic reactions may begin to occur within five to thirty minutes after intercourse, and could include genital itching, burning, and swelling. However, there is some good news. Firstly, it’s a rare condition. In fact, there have only been 100 confirmed cases. And secondly, desensitisation therapy (including administering allergy shots containing small doses of the male partner’s semen) requires the afflicted woman and her partner to have sex at least two or three times a week. ‘Every cloud…’ and all that.

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Everyone commenting on this page, please go talk to a doctor. This is not normal, and it could be something as simple and fixable as bacterial vaginosis. Please please go to a doctor. There are also skin conditions that can cause it that can easily be cleared up, as well as the allergy situation described which is also fixable. Don't put yourself through so much pain for something that is supposed to be pure pleasure, especially unnecessarily, and if your bf insists you still have sex when it causes you so much pain, break up with him!





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I'm going to find this hard to explain but il give it a go, I'm 18 years old and sometimes I can randomly just get a burning sensation down below it's really uncomfortable and it even causes me to have lack of sleep sometimes. When me and my partner have sex I barely notice until after I can be abit itchy down below but the main thing is my clitoris tends to swell and the burning starts. I use to get a lot of urine infections when I was younger and I always put it down to that. Iv tried things that kind of help me, ibroprofen tablets also a hot bath and even a hot water bottle. Does anybody know what this might be?





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I'm 23 and my boyfriend and i have only had unprotected sex three or four times tops, and every time we have sex i burn so bad down there i want to cry and go straight to the hospital. I've tried everything i can think of, I've tried ointments and creams and immediate washing, but even after a few days and several showers it still burns terribly bad! after we made love on valentine's day, it was over a week before the burning finally let up, so we, well, foolishly tried again a couple of days ago, it burns so bad it feels like acid. i'm at my wits end. does anyone have any suggestions? i can't afford to see a doctor for at least a week or two because of insurance and i am absolutely desperate!





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I am 17 and sexually active with my long term boyfriend, sometimes when I have sex I get a burning and itching sensation down below, I feel really uncomfortable with this and would love to know what causes this! I get a lot of discharge daily, I wasn't sure if this is normal when sexually active or not. I have been on the contraceptive injection for about a two year if this information will be useful. I would just like a answer to my problem please!





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I have never met anyone with the same problem. And there was not much info on the web how to become pregnant naturally without hurting for days. But this worked for me: I got pregnant by using menstrual cups right after sex and then washing everything else off with a warm shower hose. After two kids I can't wait to use condoms.





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If only I had known about this condition as my doctors never said a word. Our marriage physically ended long before I/we would have liked it to as everytime we had ntercourse I would be swollen, sore and crabby for days after. Going to the toilet was excruitiaing and I tried everything from jumping up and washing immediately, condoms, gels, creams, std tests (humiliating when there was never anyone else for either of us) etc. The only thing I did not try was the iced towel someone suggested on this site. After years of this our physical life deteriorated into rejection as I could not bare to face days of pain after a lovely experience and my husband felt guilty for helping cause it. We no longer live together as that was the beginning of our withdrawal of other intimacy to the point of becoming so separate we separated. We still love each other but are now too old and too much water under the bridge to resume closeness of that kind. Absolutely shattered to think there may have been a solution....bit like cancer or the common cold really.





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Could I be allergic to just my Hubbys saliva. When he gives me oral sex I get all swollen & itchy for about 5-7 days.





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I think I might have this problem is well every time I have sex I get horrible rash and pain in my lower stomach and if I have oral sex it makes me sick for a day or two





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I have the same problem I'm 19 weeks prego and Have ben with my soon to be hubby for almost a year, i have only ben with him so i know i dont have anything and have ben tested, i stared to notice the burning snd swelling may a month after moving in together , i have to wash off every time we have sex which is really a pain I hope it will stop cuz he really likes it and so do I plz help, thank you





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hi i am a 21 year old girl. everytime me and my partner of 4years have sex without a condom it burns.i just want to know can we still conceive together??





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Yes you can still conceive. My soon to be hubby and I have the EXACT same problem, but we have an angel on the way due in two weeks. (I would literally run to the bathroom and have to flush with cold water.) We have had no problems in our pregnancy and continued to be sexually active throughout the entire pregnancy. In order to build a tolerance (pregnant or not) so that the burning will cease you MUST hump like rabbits, not that I'm complaining. LOL.





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