Maybe these people told their doctor about their sex toy. Or, maybe, they used a lube with a nasty chemical in it that they have now reacted horribly to. I did vet these solutions with a midwife, but you may want to check with your own doctor first. When you speak to your doctor, be honest about what is causing the problem, be it sex toy or lube.
Are sex toys safe?
I had an allergic reaction because of a sex toy. What can I do?
I thought people that are allergic to peanuts have it rough, but it turns out there's something even worse - being allergic to sex. It sounds like a joke, but according to clinical sexologist Lindsay Doe, it's a thing. In a new episode of her YouTube series, Sexplanations, she 'sexplains' that an allergy is a damaging immune response brought on by something in the environment. And when you and your partner are going to Bonetown, to use the technical term, there are factors in that environment like lube, latex, fluids that could trigger an abnormal response. Allergic reactions to sex may be difficult to detect because symptoms like sweating, heavy breathing and a fast heartbeat are normal side effects to passionate lovemaking. However, in the video, Lindsay lists some key symptoms to watch out for: wheezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, hives, vaginal burning, swelling, blistering, chest tightness, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of consciousness.
These are the 6 signs that you might be allergic to sex
The other day I was reading an old blog post by Dr. Logan Levkoff in which she discussed how taboo the term "sex toy" is. When I read this, I swear I started snapping my fingers like a sorority girl straight out of Legally Blonde.
People who have a predisposition such as asthma, hay fever, eczema and food allergies are more likely to be at risk of developing a latex allergy. Healthcare workers, those working in rubber manufacturing and people who have undergone multiple surgical operations and invasive procedures are also more likely to be sensitive to latex. It can be difficult to have fun and practice safe sex when you have latex allergies because many of the products we use to spice up our sex life sex toys and bondage or to make sex safer condoms, gloves and oral dams are often made from rubber. Many retailers of sex toys sell latex sex toys.