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Are You Allergic to Your Valentine's Kisses?

If you want to get married, you need to learn to be a good kisser (OTHER things can come AFTERWARDS). But some couple find that kissing each other produces ALLERGIC reactions.

Allergist Sami Bahna says, "If you have food allergies, having an allergic reaction immediately after kissing someone who has eaten the food or taken oral medication that you are allergic to isn't highly unusual. It turns out that their partners’ saliva is excreting the allergen hours after the food or medicine has been absorbed by their body."

Symptoms include swelling of the lips or throat, rash, hives, itching and wheezing. Food allergies affect about 2 to 3% of adults and 5 to 7% of children in the US population, or more than 7 million people, Even brushing your teeth or waiting hours after eating may not solve the problem.

When things turn more intimate, allergies can be disruptive as well. Allergists have seen cases of people experiencing allergies to chemicals in spermicides, lubricants, latex or even a partner’s semen. Some people develop hives or wheezing from the natural chemicals released by their body by the emotional excitement or physical exertion during sexual interaction.

Meanwhile, if you're married and want to STAY that way, hang out with other couples. Your boss can ruin your marriage but good friends can help you KEEP it strong. When couples spend more time with other couples, they are more likely to have a happy marriage or relationship.

When Anne Strieber lost weight, she discovered that her sex life improved too! (We won't tell you how--that's the X-rated chapter of her wonderful download, "What I Learned From the Fat Years.")



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