Men Allergic To Their Own Semen?

It’s been pretty common knowledge for a while now that some women are allergic to their partners sperm, but new research suggests that men can actually have sperm allergies as well. The condition is known as POIS (post-orgasmic illness syndrome) and was seen in 88% of the test subjects in Marcel Waldinger’s recent experiment to determine whether or not the condition was psychosomatic.

According to the article, as soon as the men ejaculated they began to feel flu-like symptoms, such as fever, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. Additionally, they tested positive to an allergy test, confirming that the condition is not psycho-somatic.

There may be an effective treatment, however. In a second round of research, Waldinger concluded that a sort of desensitization to sperm could help cure the allergy. Let’s hope he’s right!

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Michaela

Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.