Q: After I have sex with my boyfriend I notice some itching on my skin where the sperm touched, can you be allergic to sperm?
A: Yes, women and men can be allergic to sperm. They are actually allergic to the proteins in the sperm. The symptoms can be redness, burning, swelling and itching on the area of the skin that has come in contact with the sperm. Often times the allergy is mistaken for an STD due to the sperm allergy being so rare. You can reduce the risk of coming in contact with the sperm by using a condom. If you suspect you have an allergy to sperm go to your doctor or an allergy doctor to get tested.
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