Sex & RelationshipsChronic Life

Sex With Chronic Illness: What to Expect

Intimate couple

Depressed couple having relationship problems in their bed

Joint pain and sex

Young Woman Doing Yoga Meditation and Stretching Exercises

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Unhappy man bed

Diabetes and sex

Male taking blue pills from hands close up

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Neuron cell network

Multiple sclerosis and sex

Female nurse chatting to patient

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Depressed women in bed. Top view of young women

Sex and psoriasis

Couple in bed

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Sex and IBD

Patient scared

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Couple embrace

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Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges


Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis.

Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.”

Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the HealthCentral Skin Health Facebook page.