A semen allergy can show up immediately after your partner ejaculates, and you might have burning, redness, swelling, and blisters in your vagina, says Sherry A. With an itchy vagina, your first thought would probably be a yeast infection—and that is a good place to start. All semen is not created equal. There are treatments available though. Not every allergist will be equipped for the treatment though, so ask a urologist for recommendations, suggests Dr.
Yes, You Can Be Allergic To Semen
Semen Allergy: Symptoms, Treatment, Effect on Fertility, and More
But experts say it may actually be a sign of an allergy to semen —yup, semen —causing your symptoms. Here's what you need to know. Common symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, itching, and a burning sensation in the vagina that usually starts about 10 to 30 minutes after you have contact with semen. Semen allergies can actually be pretty serious: While the ISSM says that symptoms can be localized, they can also impact your whole body, causing hives, swelling, trouble breathing, or anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. It actually may happen more often than doctors realize because some people may not recognize or report it, she says.
What is a sperm allergy?
Illustration by Tuesday Bassen. Semen allergy is real, but rare. Not as rare as you might think, but so rare that most people's first reaction is to piss themselves laughing. Regular VICE readers will of course know this is a bona fide affliction, with a recent handful of cases of men allergic to their own spunk. Sure, being allergic to your own bodily fluid is bad, but at least you're the only person affected by that sorry affair.
It mostly affects women. Some common symptoms of sperm allergy are redness, swelling, pain, itching, and a burning sensation in the vaginal area. Symptoms usually start about minutes after contact with semen.