A woman's wedding night in Australia turned into a nightmare when she realized that she was allergic to her husband's sperm.
Julie Boyde from Ambridge, Pennsylvania had married lover Mike in 2005 after dating him for two years while still studying at university.
Julie revealed that they had protected sex until their marriage night, which kept her ignorant of the fact that she suffered from a problem called seminal plasma hypersensitivity, which was diagnosed after numerous medical tests.
"Before we were always very careful and used protection - this time we didn't,' the Daily Telegraph quoted Julie as saying.
She added: "We figured, we're married, if we get pregnant, we get pregnant. Pretty much right after I knew something was not right because I was in a lot of pain.
"The pain that I was feeling was inside, like somebody sticking needles up inside of me like a real painful burning. It was really scary."
Speaking of the pain which lasted for weeks sometimes, she said: "On a scale of one to ten, it's pretty much ten."
Immunologist Jonathan Bernstein, of Cincinnati Medical Centre University, briefed that basically Julie's body attacks Mike's sperm and makes it inactive.
He said: "It can be systemic and present anaphylaxis where individuals have not just localised discomfort. They actually can have hives, soft tissue swelling ... and, in the severe situations ... they can ... potentially die."
Julie now plans to start a family by adopting a kid. Meanwhile, the couple has featured in a documentary, Strange Sex, on the ABC in the US.