(Closed) Sperm allergy? If you fall in this category please reply!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
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  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

    Are you sure it’s not thrush?

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve never heard of sperm allergy

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    This is a valid medical condition, although super rare! definitely discuss different possibilities with your doctor. Maybe there is a different hygiene routine you can use after sex to reduce those symptoms youre having. I’m sure you will be fine! 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    I experienced irritation with an ex but not with other partners and I found it to be related to my partners cleanliness honestly… also it could be throwing off your PH since you’ve never had sperm in you before.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    I’m thinking ph imbalance or yeast infection. I never heard of a “sperm allergy” and I’m a nurse. Oh no wait, I have heard of a sperm allergy, but that was when I looked up what the Druggar cult taught their children in home school, they taught “sperm allergy” to keep girls afraid to sleep with men when they got older.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’ve heard of it but no idea if it’s valid on its own. However, your issue sounds very similar to what I experience with my Fiance. So frustrating, so I understand! Basically, I learned I just have to rinse off well afterwards and that seems to prevent the irritation or itchiness. Do you have sensitive skin anyway? I do, so I kind of assume something like the ph issue PP mentioned or simply that the fluids can be unfortunately irritating if not washed off.  I kind of doubt this irritation would make it difficult to conceive but definitely worth asking your doctor!

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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    giley:  Is his penis clean before sex, and do you use the bathroom straight after sex? Could be a hygiene thing.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Sperm allergy is a real thing. But it’s a protein that is produced by the prostate that ’cause the burning sensation or itch. There are some (homeopathic)treatment that basically desensitize you to the protein by diluting the sperm and putting a little bit in every 20 min or so for an hour or an hour and a half.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would always have this happen for the fist few months of doing it with no condom with a new partner. Benedryl and rinsing after would help. I don’t think it will hurt your chances of TTC if you bathe right after since most of what you rinse away is just seminal fluid.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This is a real concern. My gyno thought I was allergic to seman for a while, but I ended up being allergic to lubriciant so once we found a more natural water based one the issues subsided. It is rare, but it can happen especially if you know you are sensative to other things down there.

    Only your doctor will know for sure – it would be seman, an irritation to soap, and a host of other things.  

    http://www.issm.info/education-for-all/sexual-health-qa/what-is-sperm-allergy

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/semen-allergies-common-realize-experts-article-1.1312653

    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20061113/semen-allergies-helped-by-frequent-sex

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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you are TTC, you might want to try using a SoftCup. Have DH do his business into the SoftCup, then insert it. It will get the sperm close to your cervix.

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    Newbee

    I’m glad you posted this. I experienced the exact same thing on our first time unprotected last night. I’m hoping it’s just due to the pH changes as I’m not usually sensitive with my skin and DH have been together 5 years now. Just nice to know someone else out there is going through the same thing. Good luck with your ttc.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    giley:  I had something similar with DH, but it wasn’t him, thankfully. I just have uber-sensitive girly bits, it seems. Anything new would trigger UTI like symptoms.

    Through trial and error we found that basically any lubricated condoms, lubricants that were not water based, and even unprotected sex without lubricants could cause me days of grief!

    It took months of trial and error and at least part of that time was spent with us thinking that I was allergic to him to figure out my body’s rhythm. I have to use Jo H2O, a water based lube, non lubricated condoms (when we were using them), shower before sex AND…drink plenty of water/cranberry juice. Sadly, this “fix” was pretty much figured out on our own. I was visiting a urologist regularly and he could only tell me that I’d have to take an antibiotic before sex indefinitely and I didn’t like that plan. I haven’t had any issues in months.

    The point of all of this is that there is possibly something else triggering your issue, not necessarily asperm allergy. 

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