The chance of being diagnosed with some sort of chronic illness in your lifetime is extremely high. In a PBS series entitled, Who Cares: Chronic Illness In America, it is estimated that 125 million Americans currently suffer with a chronic illness. By the year 2020 this number is predicted to rise to 157 million. This translates to approximately one in two Americans will suffer from a chronic condition in as little as 8 years from now. I am one of the people who fall within these statistics. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic neurological disorder. When you receive such a diagnosis you wonder how life will change. Chronic medical and mental disorders can affect virtually every aspect of your life including your sex life.
In this post I am going to share a list of Health Central resources and articles on how to keep your sex life alive despite having a chronic illness or condition.
If you have a chronic medical or mental condition we would love to hear from you. How does your illness affect your sex life? Have you had to make any adaptations or changes to sexual intimacy due to your condition? Share your story. We are listening!
Published On: November 28, 2011