Men aren’t known for their openness or for talking about a wide variety of topics. Intimacy is one topic that most shy away from, but when you have a chronic disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, it’s one that needs to be discussed. This isn’t easy, but there is a 100 percent chance that it’s crossed every grown man’s mind if he has IBD.
Why is it hard to talk about intimacy?
For one, guys don’t usually talk about this topic. Now throw in IBD, another topic which many men have trouble opening up about, and you have a recipe for staying quiet. Men like to see ourselves as the strong, supportive rocks in a person’s life. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can quickly take that away. So what do we do? We shut down. We figure if we stay quiet enough, the people around us will just learn that’s how it is.
This is the wrong thing to do because it puts an enormous amount of stress, not only on the man, but