Multiple Sclerosis and Sex

Intimacy with your partner is a vital part of a healthy relationship and having MS will often impact your sex life.

3 tips to manage MS and sex:

  1. Communicate – If you have MS it may be difficult to communicate with your partner so start with writing the feelings you have when you think about MS and your sex life.  This can help start the communication.
  2. Education – Learn how MS symptoms can affect your sexual function.  Talk with your doctor about symptoms, there may be simple solutions.
  3. Experiment – Experiment with different sexual positions.  MS can cause pain, weakness and spasticity. Also some MS symptoms are less severe during different times of day.

Expect you will have to make some changes in your sexual life as you live with MS but remember it doesn’t have end when one partner has MS.

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