Kinsey Confidential podcast: Semen allergy

Yes, it is absolutely possible! One can be allergic – or hypersensitive – to a partner’s semen. Learn more about it by listening to our Kinsey Confidential podcast.

The question was:
"When I have sex and my boyfriend ejaculates inside me, I get a bad burning feeling in my vagina. Assuming we’re STI-free, could I be allergic to his semen?"

And my response? Listen here:



About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at