Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity
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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