Sex, intimacy and relationships (MS Essentials 12)
Although sexual difficulties are common among the population as a whole, MS can bring about particular problems for both men and women.
Not everyone with MS will experience sexual problems and, as with other MS symptoms, it is impossible to predict who will be affected and how long symptoms may last. There are techniques that can improve communication and understanding, and help you to adapt to new dynamics within your relationships. Many people, both with and without MS, have successful and satisfying relationships despite experiencing sexual difficulties.
This booklet covers:
- What are sexuality and intimacy?
- How might having MS affect sex and intimacy?
- Sexual issues for women
- Sexual issues for men
- MS symptoms that have an indirect effect
- Talking to health care professionals
- Tips and practical advice - for anyone and for couples
- Support for partners
- Dating and new relationships
- Further information
This booklet is also available to order as an audio CD (see below).
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