It is easier to imagine dust, peanuts, pollen grains, animal fur, penicillin, etc., as allergens. Semen? Is semen allergy even a real thing? Apparently, it is. There are people out here with allergic reactions to semen. This is the condition doctors refer to as a Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity, or just HSP. They say it is quite a rare occurrence, but in the unlikeliest of vents that you happen to have, you’ll always endure excruciating pains in the vagina or ass. Another fun fact is that there are men who are equally allergic to semen. These individuals get sick after ejaculating in what doctors call post-orgasmic illness syndrome. The reaction from semen is usually a result of protein in the seminal fluid. The cases of seminal allergy are quite a few. It mostly affects females, but as seen above, it can also affect men. Symptoms of seminal allergy Common symptoms exhibited by people with semen allergy are also prevalent in other conditions. In fact, most of these symptoms are eerily close to common women’s conditions, such as fungal infections. They include; burning sensations in the vagina, redness, pain, swelling, itching, and hives. Although these symptoms are highly localized, semen allergy can cause discomfort by affecting other parts of the body. Some people may experience difficulty in breathing, anaphylaxis, body swelling, and many other life-threatening allergic reactions. A majority of these symptoms are similar to those of yeast infection, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, chronic vaginitis, chlamydia, and latex condom allergy. This implies that you need not freak out when you get such symptoms. It may be communicating something else far from seminal hypersensitivity. Additionally, some people may start experiencing dizziness, nausea, vomiting, swollen throat and tongue, wheezing, weak pulse, fainting, and sometimes, diarrhea. Diagnosis For one to be diagnosed, a doctor must run a series of tests such as blood and other allergic tests. The twist is that one can be allergic to one person’s semen and not another. Meaning you cannot do trial and error. However, a doctor shall perform tests to eliminate other known allergens such as lubricants, latex, spermicide before looking into semen. Alternatively, you can diagnose yourself since these symptoms start manifesting almost immediately after your partner ejaculates. Treatment If noted that indeed semen allergy is what is causing your discomfort, your doctor will likely send you to the allergist to do semen on skin test to confirm it. If it happens that you end up having this allergy, you should start wearing condoms during sex. Solution number 2; desensitize your skin. This involves continuing to expose yourself to your partner’s semen until you become immune. Meaning, you keep on enduring the pain and vaginal discomfort for the longest time until your skin stops being sensitive. This process is called intravaginal desensitization. This method could be dangerous, especially if your reactions are a little extreme. You should know that some allergic reactions can be lethal. More extreme versions of these allergic reactions can be managed by the use of drugs. Pregnancy Naturally, it will be quite challenging to conceive with such a condition. The good news is that semen allergies do not affect a woman’s fertility or chances of conception. It is, however, difficult to get pregnant using a more natural way if you seem to react to the ‘man juice’. You have two options to get pregnant. You either stomach the reactions or go to the doctors for intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). You wouldn’t have problems with plasma proteins because they are not there. Is sperm good for your skin? Now, allergy aside, let us examine with facts why many people think sperm is good for their skin. On one side, there are those of us who believe without a shadow of a doubt (check how many YouTube hits are there on this subject) that semen is beneficial for your skin and that it makes it look younger and more attractive. On the other hand, some still cast doubt on the ability of semen to benefit the skin in any way. Let’s face it; long ago, human beings were convinced that lead could be used as medicine and in making water pipes; and it was safe. They were all wrong. To the point I haven’t seen any finings supporting or trashing the argument, I shall withhold my verdict on this. However, I think we should use nature’s best provisions for our skin nourishment and not body fluids which we all know could contain infections. The two arguments are supported by the following sides. Thos for the idea tends to conclude that: Sperms contain spermine (crystalline polyamine) – a compound touted to be a strong antioxidant.AntioxidantsAntioxidants in semen would therefore help in clearing wrinkles and inflammations, leaving you with smooth finer skin.It helps to clear acne from your skin.It contains relaxing characteristics, and that those who are exposed to the fluid are less likely to suffer from depression.It has hormones oxytocin and prolactin, which help with mood.It helps with morning sicknesses when swallowed.There are urea traces in the semen. Urea is accepted by dermatologists to be a great skin toning agent. The ones against the idea have their arguments too. Here they are; The strength of spermine as an antioxidant antioxidant could be more than what is required for topical use. They say that such strong compounds could be counterproductive as they may cause skin cancer or even result in mutations.Reducing wrinkles on the skin would require more proteins. Definitely more than those found in semen.Semen contains the hormone testosterone. This chemical is more likely to cause acne rather than eliminate them.There is no proof that sperm swallowing could remedy morning sickness. It is, therefore, a myth.The chemicals supposed to alter your mood in semen are not in such high volumes to cause any significant change. The bottom line Semen allergies are rare in either males or females but do exist.Such allergies in females manifest as other fungal or bacterial infections such as chlamydia and herpes.You can contain the situation by using condoms during intercourse. Semen allergy does not affect your ability to conceive.