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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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Hi, I'm 18 years old. Every time I have sexual intercourse with my partner I swell up down there ,theres redness,very painful and I feel sick afterwards . I have done research and come to a conclusion it could be a semen allergy? Could someone help me with this issue please. Thanks.





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I am 30 years old and experienced my first allergic reaction to semen 4 years ago which consisted of severe over heating,very quick appearing intense itchy hives all over my face and body and some other full on symptoms. I had to be taken to hospital for treatment. Since that first reaction I has several more after this over the few years but none as severe as the first until a week ago when it happened again after a break from it, only this time I had an anaphalactic reaction and needed 3 shots of adrenalin because my blood pressure dropped so low it couldn't be picked up on monitors. It was incredibly scary and I now have an epipen because of the dangerous place it put me in. If you're experiencing any reactions go to a doctor and get it checked out! I took some anti-histamines and tried to get through it and it turned bad so quickly, I'm so grateful an ambulance was called in time!





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Hey I have been married for 11 years and have been trying for a baby.my husband has no sperm is there any chance you can give him any sort of tablets for his sperm please I love kids I really desperate for kids and I am so stressed out please help...





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Is it possible for a man to be allergic to his own semen? I am a 25-year-old gay man with no sexual experience. I had my own semen in contact with my face (around my chin and maybe my cheeks). It did not burn or anything at the time. But later I noticed that redness has developed around my nose and mouth, which feels warm/hot and itchy. Is there a way to treat it? And does it mean I am allergic to every man's semen?





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I just started. Burning and swelling after having sex with my partner. It really hurts so badly to the point that I cry,I try washing with cold water the pain reduces for some time but still hurts,if go to the toilet to pee it really hurts please help





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I have this bad, after intercourse i go swollen everything stings, if i get it in my mouth it's a very strange sensation almost like youve just used mouthwash (tingly)? its gotten to the point where i find it difficult to enjoy sex anymore. After he finishes i have to run to the loo immediately, or it burns and is very painful. I've always wondered what this was until i saw a re-run of ER or scrubs on TV where a couple had this very problem.





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I don't experience any pain or itching after sex so I'm probably not allergic - but if I swallow semen, I will have a bout of diarrhoea not long afterwards. Has anyone else had this problem or found a way to prevent it (besides not swallowing!)?





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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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