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Woman Who's "Allergic To Sex," Says Semen Burns Her Skin And Leaves Her Paralyzed

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Chloe Lowery, 18, is a college student from Colorado. The young woman gave the term "love hurts" new meaning due to a rare skin condition.

Chloe is like many average teenagers, though her allergy to semen is quite extraordinary. She feels "excruciating" pain due to severe reactions anytime she tries to have sex with a guy. The condition is known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity.

Longmont's Chloe Lowery summoned up her condition, saying, "Essentially, I'm allergic to sex."

What Is Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity?

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The term sounds strange, but it is a reaction to the proteins in sperm. Most commonly, the seminal plasma hypersensitivity reactions include redness and burning sensation.

Chloe realized that she had an issue early on, during her third or so sexual experience.

Speaking to Kennedy News and Media, she said:

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"I hadn't had contact with it [semen] before then and it got on my skin and I kind of turned red and I didn't think much of it as I turn red sometimes."

"But then during another encounter, it was in my mouth and I looked like I had bell's palsy in half my face for about three hours because I went into facial paralysis temporarily."

Yes, this young student was left temporary paralyzed:

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"It was on the right side of my face, it was droopy, and I just couldn't express emotion, at least with my mouth. It kind of felt like when you get a numbing shot at the dentist in your gums."

One In 40,000 People Suffers From Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity

Chloe went to the doctor. She was screened for STDs, but once the results came, her doctor confirmed that she was indeed suffering from HSPH.

The symptoms of this hypersensitivity reflect not only on a person's face but also on their privates. Chloe explained:

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"I have had a reaction vaginally, and it's the same kind of deal, but instead of numbing, it's more like a burning, and I get really inflamed in that area.

The young woman compared the feeling to "a million acupuncture needles." She added:

"Every or any time I get semen inside of me, it happens. Even the littlest bit, even precum."

Though it is not something we talk about, the condition affects one in 40,000 people. It is rare, but not that rare.

Chloe found ways to lead a normal life by avoiding oral sex altogether and using condoms during sex. She also pees before sex and uses ice if she feels sore after.