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Intimacy with food allergies: kissing, dating and sex

Intimacy with food allergies: kissing, dating and sex

Intimacy with food allergies: kissing, dating and sex PANEL

Intimacy can look like a lot of things. It can be a warm friendship developing through long association and it can also be individuals engaging in sex or sexual relations.

“Intimacy with food allergies: kissing, dating and sex” aims to address intimacy through the lens of someone managing food allergies. We will walk through the phases of a relationship, right from courting to doing the deed. 

Our panel of experts includes multiple adults managing food allergies; a food allergy husband, a counselor, and an allergist. They will bring their expertise and experiences to the table to discuss topics such as:

  • Dating 
  • Relationship advice
  • Setting up a safe space to get intimate – from setting boundaries to consent
  • Sex and kissing – what you need to know from a medical perspective

And yes, we will be talking about bodily fluids! 

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Dr. Payel Gupta

Dr. Payel Gupta is triple board-certified in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Gupta is the CMO & Co-Founder of Cleared, an online allergy clinic that was recently acquired by LifeMD, where Dr. Gupta is the Medical Director. She co-hosts The Itch Podcast with Kortney. She lives with asthma, eczema and environmental allergies and knows what it’s like to be a patient! Dr. Gupta loves to travel, dance and spend time with family and friends.

Sloane Miller

Sloane is a licensed master social worker, specialist in food allergy management and author. She is Founder and President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., a consultancy devoted to food allergy awareness.  In 2006, she started Please Don’t Pass the Nuts, an award-winning blog for and about people affected by food allergies. In 2011, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies, the definitive how-to guide was published. Check out more from Sloane at

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Javier Evelyn

Javier, a patient entrepreneur who lives with multiple food allergies, is the Founder and CEO of Alerje, a MedTech & Digital Health startup. He’s also a founding team member of MedTech Color, an organization aimed to advance the representation of persons of color in the medical device industry. Javier made the Crain’s Detroit Business 40 under 40 list in 2019.

Matt Ford

Matt is the Operations Manager and New Product Developer at Creative Nature, an industry-leading ‘free from’ brand. He studied Creative Writing and completed the Post Graduate Certificate of Education at university, starting his career as a Primary School Teacher before joining Julianne Ponan (his wife) at Creative Nature. He really enjoys coming up with new recipes and product ideas and using Julianne as his allergy guinea pig!

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