I have a latex allergy, and it's usually pretty severe

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Q: I have a latex allergy, and it's usually pretty severe with any prolonged exposure. (Raised Hives, swelling, blotchy skin, swollen joints) When I use a condom there are no visible signs, but my penis goes numb after about 5 minutes and even hours after removing it I still cannot ejaculate. Is it possible that the lubricant/spermicide is simply slowing an allergic reaction to the latex?

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