Allergic to sex? (Indications).
Viagra won't help much against "post-orgasmic illness
syndrome," in which middle-aged men incur flu-like symptoms for up
to a week after having an orgasm. The term was coined by Dr. Marcel
Waldinger of Leyenburg Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands. In the past 5
years, he reportedly has seen five men complaining of sore throat,
sweating, fatigue, and eye irritation after sex. Dr. Waldinger, whose
report was to appear in the journal of Sex & Marital Therapy,
speculates that substances released during sex may cause allergic
reactions in some men. "It is a new syndrome or a syndrome which is
old but has not been looked at properly," Dr. Waldinger was quoted
as saying. It's not the sort of thing that men rush to report to
their doctors, said Roger Pierson, Ph.D., of the University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, who noted that cause and effect is tough to
prove. After all, saying " 'Oh, gee, I got the flu' is
not quite the same thing as 'Oh, gee, I've had sex, he noted.
We sure hope not.