For 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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