I have a chronic illness that makes sex unenjoyable, what can I do?
If you’re like us, you’ve experienced the stigma around talking and learning about sex and admitting your curiosity. In these articles, we hope to add excitement and enjoyment in your life, by answering the sexual health questions you're too afraid to ask. Have additional questions? Contact our friendly "sexperts".
Various medical conditions and disabilities can greatly affect a person's ability and personal satisfaction with sexual intimacy.
From dealing with chronic illness to a healthy aging body, sometimes our bodies do not do what we want them to do. Many people's definition of sex includes genital penetration only, which can be extremely limiting for individuals with certain disabilities or medical conditions. It may be helpful to expand on your definition of sex to include a wide array of sexual pleasure and excitements that are not limited by penetrative sex alone.
It is not only important to talk to your medical provider about your sexual health concerns, but also to find your own way of having a sexually fulfilling life and what works best for you and your partner. Our small library of educational books and videos may be helpful in finding your own way and creating a more pleasurable sexual experience. Thinking outside of the box and being creative are great ways to keep your intimate life rich and fulfilling.
As we age our body image, awareness, and physical abilities change over time. Continuing to rediscover what works for you and your partner is an important part of increased quality of life and relationship satisfaction. Recreating passion through intimate dates, exciting new experiences, and a wide range of erotic touch and play can help create a more passionate bond.
It may be helpful to think about sex in more imaginative and inventive ways to include a wider range of sexual pleasure and excitements that are not limited by penetrative sex. Increasing your sexual education and utilizing assistance devices, and position aids may help with this endeavor and increase comfort and satisfaction with your partner as you grow together over time. Being flexible with how you give and receive pleasure, along with healthy communication about sexuality, can greatly benefit a lasting relationship. Check out our great line of products to help spark your erotic imagination.