Medical Conditions and Sexuality
Medical Health and Sexuality: Health and sexuality often go hand-and-hand. Sex is a physical activity. Not surprisingly medical problems often have a direct impact on a person’s sex life. The goal of this section of the website is to identify common sexual problems related to a particular medical problem. Develop a language to facilitate the discussion around the necessary modifications needed to make great sex possible. Offer hope. You are not alone. Most people at some point in their life will have to grapple with some type of medical problem and most people continue to be sexual being! Having a medical condition can be considered (in a backwards sort of way) something positive because it forces couples to work together that previously might have felt too uncomfortable.
Common Medical Problems that impact sexuality
â€¢Diabetes (diabetes impacts blood flow, and erections in both men and women are depended upon blood flow)
â€¢ Back injuries (laying down or sitting up may be uncomfortable, thus impacting the best sex positions)
â€¢ Chronic pain (pain can be distracting from sexual pleasure)
â€¢ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (shortness of breath)
â€¢ Menopause (decrease in lubrication) we debated including menopause into this category because itâ€™s part of the normal aging process, but we included it because it does have an impact on sexual functioning)
â€¢ Heart attacks (fear of exerting oneself â€“ which sex does can cause a person to have decreased sexual desire)
â€¢ High blood pressure (causes changes in blood vessels which can cause men to experience and erectile dysfunction)
The pregnant partner isn’t the only one experiencing change during sex. For the husband, how he views his wife, and what attracts him to his wife can change, and ideally for the positive. In the above letter, this specific husband now sees his wife as sexier with her new curves, and with more confidence. He has also developed new meaning of what his wife’s body represents to him: he sees her body as symbolism of their shared creation, and because of that he feels more connected to her and wants to be closer to his wife.
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