But your vaginal flora might not actually be to blame. If you use condoms and are experiencing the aforementioned symptoms you, like 4 percent of the general populationmay have a latex allergy. Latex sensitivity comes in three flavors : life-threatening, misunderstood, and bearable.
While relatively rare, allergic reactions are possible during sexual intercourse. Sex allergy is likely underreported due to the private nature of the matter and the reluctance of a person to bring up the issue with their doctor. Most people would assume that these reactions could be caused by exposure to a latex condom, which probably would be the most common cause.
Believe it or not, a latex condom allergy is a thing. Latex allergies are only thought to affect around 1 percent of the general population, according to the Cleveland Clinicmaking them pretty damn rare—but still possible. Although people can be allergic to lambskin and other forms of condoms, the most common condom allergy is due to latex, says Dr.
Latex comes from the milky sap of rubber trees. Manufacturers use latex in a variety of medical and commercial products, including condoms. Natural rubber latex contains proteins that can cause allergic reactions. According to a reviewthese allergies may occur in around 4.
Natural latex rubber is also found in toys, erasers, sports equipment, clothing, elastic bands, and many medical and dental devices. For reasons not yet clearly understood, some individuals can become allergic to certain constituents of the latex molecule. Once allergic, sensitivity remains lifelong.
Since we opened our doors way back in we have constantly had the latex allergy question asked. Men and women both have complained that condoms make them itchy, irritated or even sick in extreme cases. All I can say is if you think you might be allergic, you should probably see your doctor to know for sure.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. When you're getting hot and heavy with a new partner and reach for some protection, you're probably not worrying about a condom allergy.
Skip to content. What do you do if you are allergic to latex condoms? Do you just wait for the infection to disappear? But, an allergic reaction to latex can be one itchy situation, especially when it occurs down south!
A short while ago we discussed excuses guys give for not using a condom and quite a few chomas said that their guys have used the excuse "I can't use a condom because I'm allergic". We think now would be a good time to discuss condom allergies, because it is a real thing chomas but only some people have it. So we'll be breaking it down in this article so that you know the facts and know how to respond the next time you hear this one.