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    Thank goodness I don't have this allergy. I'd be sick all the time.!!Have you ever left a session with an escort and felt sick? Fears that you caught some STD race through your head, even though you used a condom. Wow, maybe not! Just another thing to think about

    By Catherine Donaldson-Evans Jan 18th 2011 10:29AM

    Men who feel sick immediately after sex may have a rare allergy to their own semen.

    The mysterious disorder, known as post orgasmic illness syndrome or POIS, causes flu-like symptoms including fever, runny nose, stinging eyes and sudden intense fatigue after an orgasm.

    Dutch researchers set out to document the allergic reaction to sex -- which can last as long as a week -- and test a common allergy treatment in their 45 Dutch male participants.

    "Some of the symptoms may be very confusing to the clinician, especially during flu season as well as during allergy season," Dr. Cliff Bassett, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, told AOL Health. "It's a difficult diagnosis because many of the symptoms are similar to those of allergy, flu and colds."

    Led by Marcel Waldinger, a professor of sexual psychopharmacology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, the scientists conducted two separate experiments on the illness -- which was first reported on in medical journals in 2002. Their subjects were all men who'd been diagnosed with POIS.

    "They didn't feel ill when they masturbated without ejaculating," Waldinger told the Toronto Sun. "But as soon as the semen came from the testes ... after that, they became ill, sometimes within just a few minutes."

    For one of two studies published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 33 were given a typical skin allergy test using their own, watered-down semen. About 88 percent of that group, or 29 of them, had a positive allergic reaction -- an auto-immune response to the semen that caused the cold- and allergy-like symptoms.

    In the second study, the researchers tried a treatment known as hyposensitization therapy, which gradually exposes the body to increasing amounts of the allergen over a few years.

    The men who were injected with their own semen, first in an ultra-diluted solution and then in a less and less diluted formula given in subsequent shots, showed a significant improvement in their symptoms after one and three years, according to the Sun.

    "It's a very slow process," Waldinger said. "It is used for all sorts of allergies and can sometimes take up to 5 years. ... These results are a very important breakthrough in the research of this syndrome."

    Bassett said that though POIS is rare, it does plague some men, so it's important to have preliminary research like the Dutch study for guidance.

    "This study allows clinicians to take care of men and be aware of the syndrome," he told AOL Health. "The key is, if it's post-sexual intercourse and there are immediate symptoms, then clinicians need to be aware of this possibility."

    Though Bassett has never treated a patient with POIS, he has seen the slightly more common phenomenon of women being allergic to their partners' semen. That allergy can have localized symptoms ranging from itchy, red genitals, swelling and hives to more severe problems like miscarriages, he said.

    "A traditional semen allergy is what we've typically seen in women," he said. "This is new, or newly focused on. We're expecting more information to come out in terms of best practices."

    Men who believe they may be suffering from POIS are advised to see a urologist or an allergist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

    Syndrome Can Cause Men to Get Sick Immediately After Sex - AOL Health

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    God what a bummer of a condition !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franken996 View Post
    Thank goodness I don't have this allergy. I'd be sick all the time.!!Have you ever left a session with an escort and felt sick? Fears that you caught some STD race through your head, even though you used a condom. Wow, maybe not! Just another thing to think about

    By Catherine Donaldson-Evans Jan 18th 2011 10:29AM

    Men who feel sick immediately after sex may have a rare allergy to their own semen.

    The mysterious disorder, known as post orgasmic illness syndrome or POIS, causes flu-like symptoms including fever, runny nose, stinging eyes and sudden intense fatigue after an orgasm.


    Syndrome Can Cause Men to Get Sick Immediately After Sex - AOL Health
    That's me fucked so!!!!!
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    i was wondering what was wrong with me


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    Should be called cumitous or something.

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    Why is it that they always talk about "sex" in these articles and it's so rare that they mention "orgasm" which would be more accurate?

    There is such a thing as masturbation for god's sake.
    Last edited by nicegirlsarenice; 21-01-11 at 20:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicegirlsarenice View Post
    Why is it that they always talk about "sex" in these articles and it's so rare that they mention "orgasm" which would be more accurate?

    There is such a thing as masturbation for god's sake.
    Snigger.. Sorry....I..am...just..trying ..to..resist...no I cant...I will..get banned..Snigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy10 View Post
    Snigger.. Sorry....I..am...just..trying ..to..resist...no I cant...I will..get banned..Snigger.
    (Dannyboy dies swallowing his own tongue )
    Oh no, we all miss out on your amazing joke. I couldn't imagine what it might be about.

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