The Love Zone believes in having better sex, more often. But - for too many people, allergies throw a wrench in the works. If you’re struggling with puffy eyes, a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, and all the other baggage that goes along with hay fever, it may be difficult to get in the mood. Here’s something that will cut through the haze, though: Sex may help deliver relief of hay fever symptoms.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Hay Fever
Each year, millions of people in the US suffer from hay fever. The condition’s actual name is allergic rhinitis, and it comes with many of the same symptoms you might suffer from the common cold, including the following, according to the Mayo Clinic:
- Itchy nose and throat
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Blue-tinged skin under the eyes
- Post-nasal drip
In the past, the only way to really treat hay fever was to take an antihistamine and then deal with the tiredness, sluggish thoughts, and other side effects while waiting for your symptoms to subside. Today, there’s hope for a different treatment.
What Is Hay Fever, Really?
Hay fever is an allergic reaction in the body. It’s an immune system response to plant pollen, and it can be triggered by virtually any type of pollen. It can also be triggered by fungal spores, dust mites, pet dander, and more. Many who suffer from severe hay fever also suffer from asthma, as well.
How Does Having Sex Help with Allergy Relief?
So, how might buying sex toys, adult games, or arousing aphrodisiacs help you to relieve hay fever? Actually, there are some interesting connections between the body’s nasal system and its reproductive system, according to some researchers.
Here is how it is supposed to work: When you have sex, the blood vessels within your body’s nasal passages constrict, which restricts blood flow. That, in turn, helps to stop your runny nose and can even help clear up your watering eyes. There is even evidence that severe symptoms can be combatted by having sex more frequently!
Interestingly, researchers noted evidence that treating allergic symptoms may also improve your sense of satisfaction from sex. Whether you’re going solo, have a date with your significant other, or have some other arrangement in mind -You could combine your sex toys and erotic items purchased from an adult retail store with OTC treatments to really increase your intimate playtime enjoyment.
There’s a catch here, though. The researchers noted that the most significant relief occurred in conjunction with orgasm. You can increase your odds of hitting the orgasm goal every time with intimate products. A local sex shop in Everett carries a broad range of toys; such as clitoral stimulators, g-spot vibes, strokers and penis rings, sensation enhancing topicals - and much more - all designed to help achieve orgasm. In that case, why not take things into “your own hands” with some solo fun to help fight back against hay fever!
The Impact of Allergy Symptoms on Your Sex Drive
Many people find that allergy symptoms can make it a little tough to get in the mood for some fun in-between the sheets. It’s definitely a little challenging to feel sexy when the unfortunate allergy induced dark under-eye circles pop up, and your nose won’t stop running. A sneezing fit in the middle of intercourse is also probably not high up on your list of must-try activities. (Unless that’s your thing – no judgment here! Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity for practicing your Kegels!)
Because of those “get in the mood” challenges, there’s always a chance that it might be best to take conventional treatments for your allergies. Thankfully, there are quite a few that will help stop your sniffles and sneezes while making it easier for you to invigorate your sex-drive for some bedroom fun.
Over the counter, antihistamines work, but they might make you want a nap rather than a romp. But don’t worry; if you’re concerned about antihistamines making you too tired for sex, there are non-drowsy formulations available too. Allergy shots can also help to alleviate symptoms from seasonal allergies. Given over a period of a few years, the shots can slowly help to desensitize you from what triggers allergic reactions and can be a great more long-term solution for some. Nasal sprays can also offer a lot of benefits, and won’t make you nearly as drowsy. For non-antihistamine treatment options when your allergies are flaring up, you can try wearing sunglasses when venturing out into the sunlight or anti-inflammatory eye drops.
Ultimately, even if the evidence backing the claims about sex being good for treating allergies is a little shaky, what’s the worst that could happen? You’d get some much-needed R&R, connect more with your significant other and yourself and possibly help reduce your allergy symptoms. Ready to get on the road to better health? We can help! Come by and visit one of the Internet’s most popular sexual wellness destinations. You soon can experience "better sex, more often".