By Lizzie Rubin, a certified sex therapist.
Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can bring about various challenges, including bladder issues that can impact one’s intimate life. However, it’s important to remember that MS doesn’t have to define your relationships or limit your experiences.
Discuss your symptoms, concerns, and any adjustments you may need to make during intimate moments with your partner. This will help you understand each other’s needs and find ways to adapt and accommodate.
Planning can alleviate anxiety and ensure a smoother experience when bladder issues are a concern. Empty your bladder before engaging in sexual activity to minimize the risk of accidents. Experiment with positions or techniques that may be more comfortable for you and your partner.
Consulting with healthcare professionals specializing in MS or sexual health can provide valuable guidance and support. They can offer tailored advice, recommend strategies to manage bladder issues during intimacy and suggest treatments or therapies that may help improve your symptoms.
Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes that can help control your symptoms. This may involve exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles or dietary adjustments to improve bladder control.
Reach out to support groups or online communities where you can connect with others who understand your experiences and offer valuable insights.
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