According to a recent study semen allergy can make sex undesirable for women. Semen allergy is estimated to affect about 20,000-40,000 women in the US, who may experience symptoms like swelling, burning and hives.
Jonathan Bernstein, MD, an allergy and immunology expert at University of Cincinnati told ABC News that semen allergies also known as Seminal plasma hypersensitivity are "not common like asthma, but more than people realize, the New York Daily News reported."
This type of allergy is usually treated by identifying which of the proteins in the man's semen are causing the woman's allergic reaction, then using a desensitization process to build up tolerance.
More common causes of skin and tissue irritation from sex include sensitivity to latex in condoms or the chemicals used in spermicides, lubricants or other personal care products.