Is This Why He Asked You to Leave at 2 in the Morning?

by Liz Colville

There is a syndrome that some men get after having sex, and while it may look like they’re suddenly uninterested in you or “just want to get a good night’s sleep, I have a big presentation in the morning. Yes, on a Sunday,” it might actually be because they’re allergic to their own semen. POIS, which sounds remarkably similar to both POS and Poise, is post-orgasmic illness syndrome (illness and syndrome?) and it has officially been around since 2002.

The symptoms of POIS are pretty nasty. They include “feverishness, runny nose, extreme fatigue and burning eyes,” and they can last for up to a week. Scientists, however, are on the case, and are using “hyposensitization therapy” to help cure men of this autoimmune reaction. But remember: the only foolproof protection against POIS is abstinence, or tantric sex that lasts until infinity, because apparently as long as men with POIS don’t reach the desired destination, they won’t experience the symptoms.

Photo via Jerk Magazine