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Are You Allergic to Sex?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Bench. Deposit your time on the bank. Stock Photo credit: ywelFor Some Women, Hives and Breathing Difficulties Follow Intercourse

Believe it or not, there are women who literally break out whenever they have intercourse. And as most of them will tell you, abstinence is clearly not an acceptable option.

Unlike sufferers of other types of allergies, women who are allergic to sex don't get an "all over" rash. Typically, only the inner and outer vaginal areas get red and really swollen. Unlike when an infection is the culprit, there is no pain, discharge, itching or odor. And unlike most infections, the reaction occurs within minutes of intercourse rather than days later.

In most cases, the symptoms disappear spontaneously within a few hours. But on occasion, severe reactions with hives and/or breathing problems can occur.

Full article: allergy.immunodefence.com

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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