Sexual problems

MS can cause problems with the practical and emotional aspects of sex, for both men and women.

Not everyone is affected, and the good news is that there are ways to manage your sexual symptoms.

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Around 50 to 80 per cent of women with MS will experience some degree of sexual symptoms during the course of their MS

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If you're a woman with MS, you might find you lose your sex drive or have problems achieving orgasm. But there's ways around it.

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If you're a man with MS, nerve damage in some parts of  your brain and spinal cord can lead to problems with erections and ejaculation.

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Depending on what nerve damage you have, drug treatments and other solutions can help with sex.

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MS itself can change sex and sexual relationships, including affecting your sex drive and how you have sex. MS symptoms, and medication can also have an impact.

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Communicating is vital, and getting professional help can make a real difference. There are self-help tips to manage sexual difficulties.

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