A semen allergy can happen during a person’s first time having sex. Though it’s also possible to suddenly experience it after having different partners, or even just one long-term partner.
In some cases, women can experience it with one partner, but not with another. So there’s no easy way to figure out beforehand if you have a semen allergy or not. However, one way to know is if you don’t experience the symptoms when your partner uses a condom. If this is the case, then you could possibly have an allergy to semen.
Semen Allergy and Planning a Family
Having a semen allergy can be difficult, especially if you and your partner want to have a baby. After all, experiencing an allergic reaction each time you have sex can make it difficult for you to conceive.
What couples usually do is to seek medical help, such as artificial insemination, or in vitro fertilization. In these procedures, the semen is usually “washed” to make sure that you won’t experience any allergic reaction.