Burning Semen Syndrome

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A dozen years on and researchers are still trying to prove that some Gulf War vets came back with burning semen. Finally someone has looked at the proteins in the stuff and for antibodies to the proteins in their partners, a classic sign of an allergic reaction. They think they've found some.

But here's the catch. Of almost 700,000 vets only 211 report the burning semen thing and 7 percent of those say they had it before they went to the Gulf. We still don't know what the rate of burning semen syndrome might be among the general population. Without that it is impossible to tell if Gulf service has anything at all to do with the issue.

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  1. So THAT’S what that feeling is. I always thought it was caused by eating too many jalapeno peppers…

    Heheheheh, Andrea. Yer Freudian slip is showing.

  2. The only thing that I could think of after reading this was Gollum — “Take it off! It burns us, it does!”

    And that wasn’t even remotely related to the subject matter…

  3. House on Fire, House on Fire, put it out, put it out!

  4. I was wondering….
    Would you consider publishing a list of your corporate sponsors and neo-liberal fundamentalist backers?

    might be an idea…. might add some *credibility * to the site.

    yours disrespectfully,

    Dr. Mark Williams, UK

  5. Was married 20 years recently widowed. New boyfriend has given me problems with burning semen
    and yeast problems. he was in the gulf war and now
    is being treated with several health problems.

  6. Was married 20 years recently widowed. New boyfriend has given me problems with burning semen
    and yeast problems. he was in the gulf war and now
    is being treated with several health problems.

  7. Yes, my wife and I have suffered from the burning semen symptoms…I am a Gulf War veteran who served with the Marines and I do believe this is somehow related to my service in the first Gulf war…Please give me some insight on why this may be…Thank You

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