Sex Might Actually Be An Effective Way Of Easing Hay Fever Symptoms

According to some actual scientific research, having sex could significantly improve hay fever for male sufferers.

It's getting to that time of the year again, the weather is nicer, the trees and flowers are coming into bloom, it's definitely a good thing.

However, for a lot of people that can be a bit of a double-edged sword. If you - like many others - spend your summers sneezing, wiping your nose, and trying to avoid anything coming into contact with your face, you'll know what I'm talking about.

This. Credit: PA
This. Credit: PA

What if we told you that encouraging someone to have a bit of fun with you could ease a few of those symptoms? That definitely would be a turn up for the books, right?

Scientists in Iran have discovered that there is a link between the reproductive system and the nasal system.

Sex constricts the blood vessels in the nose and eyes and causes eyes to stop watering and noses to unblock.

It's worth pointing out that the boffins down at Tabriz Medical University haven't performed any clinical tests on this, but their work was published in a serious medical journal called Medical Hypotheses.

Don't sniff trees, that goes without saying. Credit: PA
Don't sniff trees, that goes without saying. Credit: PA

Let's hear from one of the neurologists behind this research. Sina Zarrintan said that the method they've devised would be more fun - hard to disagree with that logic - and only necessary when the symptoms are really bad.

Unfortunately, when hay fever symptoms are bad is about exactly when someone won't want to have sex with you.

Zarrintan said: "It can be done from time to time to alleviate the congestion and the patient can adjust the number of intercourses depending on the severity of the symptoms."

However, not everyone agrees...

It's got to be worth a try, right? Credit: PA
It's got to be worth a try, right? Credit: PA

Another person from the same university - Mohammed Amin Abolghassemi Fakhre - disagreed with him, stating: "There are some limitations in using ejaculation as a treatment of nasal congestion, such as not being applicable out of home and not having any sex partner."

Well, that's definitely true.

Of course, if it isn't an option, there are always other options such as traditional antihistamines. You could also change your clothes regularly to keep pollen and stuff like that off them, or shower often.

Pets aren't great for sufferers, because they attract pollen to their fur. Keep them out of the bedroom, though, and you'll find you suffer less.

Particularly if you're going at it in there all the time, anyway.

See, hay fever doesn't have to be too debilitating after all.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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