Intimacy and Multiple Sclerosis: A Four-Point Strategy to Maintain a Satisfying Sex Life
Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
source: United Spinal Association By: Tom Scott
In every healthy marriage and relationship, intimacy plays an important role. For those living with a disability, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), maintaining a satisfying sex life can be an arduous task. But there are ways to return to the level of intimacy you once knew.
“I think MS, especially for women who are diagnosed, can affect your psyche,” says Mimi Mosher, who, through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, offers intimacy guidance to patients. “Many women, at times, feel unattractive and experience mobility issues and various symptoms of the disease that hurt their self-confidence. First and foremost you really need to restructure who you are and become comfortable in your own skin before you can start to address intimacy and relationship-related issues.”
Frustration Mosher was diagnosed with progressive MS at the age of 24, gradually losing her ability to walk and witnessing a steep decline in her energy and stamina. Her initial MS symptoms were vision-related: She unexpectedly started losing her eye site. After undergoing a barrage of tests, doctors gave her a 30% chance of not having MS.
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