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Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2001 - 5:52am
Rach's picture
Joined: 05/01/2001 - 09:00

Sorry it's taken me so long to see these messages, I've been away!
As for my parents getting involved we really aren't that close - they don't know that I date at all. My friends are pretty good at terrifying the boys I see so much that they are more protective of myself that I am!
I do find it embarassing, but I'm not too shy (well a bit about PA), but it has to be done I guess.
Also it's been quite hard these last couple of days and I think it will be for about another week yet because I have just started college and I have to explain about it to everyone. They are all really understanding, but I would prefer to talk to them about something more interesting than myself! Also it is hard to know how seriously 16 year olds take allergies like mine - lots of adults are bad enough!!
If Chris ever wants to talk to anyone in the same position, then he can feel free to e mail me.
Thanks again guys,

Posted on: Mon, 04/01/2002 - 3:25pm
lisa from Australia's picture
Joined: 04/02/2002 - 09:00

Take care when asking those questions about
"Have you been eating peanuts?" because you may have to ask what shaving cream your man might use. Here in Australia several brands of shaving creams, including Ladies shaving creams, that contain the dreaded oil.

Posted on: Thu, 04/25/2002 - 2:03am
Rach's picture
Joined: 05/01/2001 - 09:00

See, this is the worrying thing - even though I have had the allergy for years, I aven't had to ask these quesions all that often before!
Sometimes I just don't think (or I decide I've interrogated him enough)
Luckily at the moment I have sort of got a boyfriend, who is very good with the whole thing. I don't think my friends know how jealous of them I am!!!
Take care

Posted on: Thu, 04/25/2002 - 10:51am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

Is it true that brushing does not get rid of peanut residue? Is there anything that can be done about someone who has recently eaten peanuts?

Posted on: Thu, 04/25/2002 - 11:09am
lex's picture
Joined: 09/03/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by nopeanuts:
[b]Is it true that brushing does not get rid of peanut residue?[/b]
Brushing isn't enough -- small fragments of peanut may be caught in niches, between the teeth, at the gumline, and so on. It depends on how sensitive you are, of course.
Quote:[b] Is there anything that can be done about someone who has recently eaten peanuts?[/b]
Electroshock? A boot to the head? ;->
It depends what your comfort level is, and how sensitive you are. I've heard of some people who just use mouthwash to rinse the mouth out. Too risky for me.

Posted on: Wed, 05/08/2002 - 3:34am
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Anna wrote about peanut protein in semen causing a reaction. My sesame seed allergy was finally detected by what my husband ate. We joked (sort of) that I had developed an allergy to him. Anything *close* and I was red/itchy/blotchy/wheezy. Not exactly the reaction he was after. Turned out when he ate chinese food he would *sweat* sesame.
I found a site that might help any other young people dealing with the dating game.
Under He Said She Said teens write in questions and get answers from others.

Posted on: Wed, 05/08/2002 - 6:26am
Anna's picture
Joined: 07/20/1999 - 09:00

Wow, AnnaMarie! This is definitely possible. My bf is very careful about what he eats for this reason.
Do you have any other allergies?
[This message has been edited by Anna (edited May 08, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 05/09/2002 - 12:25am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Allergies to pets (probably revenge cuz I never really liked animals). Sesame seeds and peanuts. DH never liked peanuts or peanut butter so that's never been a problem for us.
I've been thinking (smell the smoke) and it's nice to have our *other half* show their love constantly by avoiding our allergens for us, but I can't imagine dating with this problem. Mine was adult onset somewhere between son #2 and son #3.

Posted on: Mon, 06/17/2002 - 2:44pm
Yankee's picture
Joined: 03/08/2000 - 09:00

It is a hard topic to address, but it someone really likes you, they will accept it. If he doesn't really like you, you probably shouldn't be kissing them!

Posted on: Sun, 07/28/2002 - 3:07am
Rach's picture
Joined: 05/01/2001 - 09:00

Well I have just returned from holiday, and there were loads of teenagers, all about my age. Holidays being what they are, there was "romantic" interest, but I couldn't even kiss the lad I liked because I thought of PA and just froze. Although this has bothered me before, it has never stopped me, just made me think twice and ask questions. But this time it was just like any answer he gave wasn't good enough, when I know I have trusted vaguer answers than that in the past.
Take care


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