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For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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Semen Allergy - When Sex May Lead to Pain

Dec 23rd 2013 at 5:19 PM

Allergies.  Some people puff up at the mere sight of a peanut; others get itchy and blotchy if a furry friend is in the neighborhood; and some sneeze at dust and pollen.  Allergies are not uncommon, and more people are aware of them – which is good news for those individuals who need soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free and gluten-free foods.  But what happens when one is plagued with a slightly more unusual allergy?

A semen allergy is one such allergy that most people haven’t even heard of – and some may even claim it to be an unlikely excuse to get out of sex. Sorry honey, not tonight, my semen allergies are acting up. But, the fact of the matter is, semen allergies do exist; and they can be dangerous and even life-threatening if left untreated.  Learn more about this rare medical phenomenon and how to enjoy a normal and satisfying sex life, as well as keeping the penis healthy.

What is a semen allergy?

Individuals who struggle with semen allergies are allergic to a specific protein in a man’s ejaculate which causes them various unpleasant symptoms. The most common symptoms for this condition include: itching, burning, redness, hives and swelling wherever the semen touches the skin.  The severity can range from an annoying irritation – to acute pain.  Individuals with severe semen allergies can even go into anaphylactic shock and have difficulty breathing; the risk of this occurring may increase if they ingest it orally.  While women are more likely to have the allergy, it is also possible for men to be allergic to semen – even to their own ejaculate!  Additionally, men and women alike may have a history of sexual experiences in the past with no problems -- only to develop the allergy later in life. It is also possible to be allergic only to a certain man’s semen, but not to others.  That’s like being deathly allergic to one brand name of peanuts, yet being able to eat another kind just fine – the human body is full of mystery!

Can it be treated?

Thankfully, just because one is allergic to semen does not mean one’s sex life has to come to a full stop.  There are many ways an individual can work around a semen allergy in order to maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life.

1)    Prevention: The first trick is to minimize contact with semen as much as possible.  That means using condoms all the time. This will drastically reduce the chance of coming into contact with a man’s semen and experiencing pain during sex.

2)    Wash up: If semen does come into contact with the skin, the second best option is to wash the skin with soap and water immediately. Hopping in the shower after a romp in the sack is a good way to reduce the painful side effects of a semen allergy.

3)    Desensitization: Individuals whose allergies are more than a little annoying -- or cause potentially dangerous side effects such as anaphylaxis -- may be wise to seek treatment with an allergist.  An allergist can develop the appropriate method of treatment to help desensitize one to semen so that it is no longer an issue. An allergist will systematically expose the individual to their partner’s semen either via tiny injections of it or intravaginally.  As the body is repeatedly exposed to very small doses of the allergen, it gradually becomes desensitized to it, so that eventually, one could have sex with no side effects.  As the desensitization process is taking place, the allergist may require the couple to have sex a minimum of 2 or 3 times a week for a period of time, so that the woman continues to have repeated exposure to the semen while her body is becoming desensitized. Now there is a treatment most men can get behind!

Keeping the penis healthy

Luckily, most men will not encounter a semen allergy in themselves – or a partner – in their lifetime.  But even without that hiccup in one’s love life, it is important for a man to take care of his intimate equipment so it stays healthy for the long run.  Daily use of a penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can soothe irritated penis skin – whether it is caused by a semen allergy, dry skin, or anything in between.  A health formula packed with vitamins and nutrients can also protect the health of the penis by fighting anti-oxidants, boosting collagen production, and improving penile circulation.  Applying daily can allow a man to enjoy the effects of a healthier penis today.

 

For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.man1health.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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