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Handling Intimacy With an Ostomy

How to address common concerns around sex and related issues for those with ostomies.

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What Might Sexual Orientation Mean for Heart Health?

Heart disease risk is higher in bisexual men than in heterosexual men, based on several modifiable risk factors, suggests a study conducted at New York University.

By Diane Domina

How Should You Talk to Your Partner About Psoriasis Before Being Intimate?

Shame and embarrassment can make it difficult for those of us living with psoriasis to share details with potential partners. When should you disclose the condition? Alisha tells us to trust our instincts.

By Alisha Bridges

Sex and Attachment Anxiety

Are you an avoidant or anxious person in relationships? Either one could be putting a strain on your sex life.

By Jerry Kennard

How Anxious Thinking Affects Sex Lives

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

By Jerry Kennard

How to Talk to Your Spouse About Sex When You Have RA

It’s important to share how you feel, be detailed about what you can do, ask questions, and be comfortable saying “no.”

By Cathy Kramer

Meet the Experts

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Jerry Kennard

Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS, Health Professional

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Cathy Kramer

Patient Expert

Cathy Kramer shares her life experiences as they relate to rheumatoid arthritis.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Ease Your Pain

When you’re in pain, hand-holding can help your brain waves sync with your partner’s and relieve your discomfort, according to a study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Haifa in Israel. This study involved 22 he...

When Your Partner Loses Weight, Chances Are You Will Too

There’s a ripple effect to weight loss efforts, finds a study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield. That is, people who try to lose weight help others around them shed pounds too. For this study, which was published ...

Could Soda Affect Your Fertility?

The equivalent of just one sugar-sweetened beverage a day by either partner reduces a couple’s chances of conceiving, according to a study conducted at Boston University School of Public Health and published in Epidemiology. Sugary drinks have been l...

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