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Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome Is Basically Your Worst Nightmare

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We are thanking our lucky stars today that we aren’t allergic to our own semen. Apparently, some men experience flu-like symptoms after ejaculating that can last up to a week! We’re talking sniffles, fever, burning eyes, and intense fatigue. Well, the fatigue part might apply…

Doctors rarely even realize the patient is suffering from the syndrome. Flu season, stress, and allergies usually take the blame, while the real problem, P.O.I.S. goes untreated and undiagnosed for the patient’s entire life.

Dutch doctors believe they are onto something though. 45 men recently participated in a medical study that concluded that as long as the semen remains in the testes, the patient experienced no reaction. It’s only when the man ejaculates that the reaction is set into effect. That still leaves quite a big problem in most bedrooms.

In another study whose results were published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, men had their own watered-down semen injected back into their skin in the manner a typical allergy test would be performed. 88% of the patients experienced an allergic reaction. Well, we probably wouldn’t appreciate that sort of thing very much either.

Women are also capable of being allergic to their partners’ semen, so this isn’t strictly a predicament for the fellas. Reactions in women can include swollen, itchy genitals, hives, and in rare cases, miscarriages. How have we never heard of this before?

If you think you may suffer from P.O.I.S., talk to your doctor about it. Embarrassing as it may be, you can’t be helped if nobody knows what’s going on.

  • B

    I have an issue where if I give a man oral, I will get flu like symptoms about 4 out of 5 times. It’s oral sex only every time. I have never been diagnosed with an STD and have experimented with partneres that have clean bills of health. Sad to say I have only had the pleasure of sex 3 times without getting sick 5-7 days later. I have gotten to the point that I have to look at my calendar and make sure I have sex a week before a clear week so I can be sick and not miss work. It really is horrible. I will go see my doctor and I never have strep or anything is found. My doctor is perplexed. He just tells me to use condoms for oral, but that’s so unpleasant.
    If anyone else is like this, feel free to contact me or post on here.

    Symptons:
    Fever, sore throat, infected/white spots on tonsils, body aches.

  • B
  • B

    I have an issue where if I give a man oral, I will get flu like symptoms about 4 out of 5 times. It’s oral sex only every time. I have never been diagnosed with an STD and have experimented with partneres that have clean bills of health. Sad to say I have only had the pleasure of sex 3 times without getting sick 5-7 days later. I have gotten to the point that I have to look at my calendar and make sure I have sex a week before a clear week so I can be sick and not miss work. It really is horrible. I will go see my doctor and I never have strep or anything is found. My doctor is perplexed. He just tells me to use condoms for oral, but that’s so unpleasant.
    If anyone else is like this, feel free to contact me or post on here.

    Symptons:
    Fever, sore throat, infected/white spots on tonsils, body aches.

  • B
  • I’ve found that if I get my own semen on my skin, the skin becomes pink and puffy. I think I’ll be giving my doc a call!

  • I’ve found that if I get my own semen on my skin, the skin becomes pink and puffy. I think I’ll be giving my doc a call!

  • Bob

    I’ve had POIS since I was 17 and I’m now 22. Since I have a fairly high sex drive the problem is even worse. I suffer from pain and weakness after orgasm that is so bad in all parts of my body and mind that it has caused me to be unable to even attend college classes due to a combination of eye burning, unbearable anxiety, physical and mental exhaustion, back pain, ect. I’ve had to drop out of college because of this syndrome. Thank you for spreading awareness of this horrible disease.
    -Vincent Marcus