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How to Be Happy in Marriage Despite Arthritis
How to be happy in marriage despite arthritis.
Dating Advice for People With Arthritis
As if dating weren't awkward enough, arthritis can subtract from the joy of your dating experience. This dating advice for people with arthritis will keep you focused on what's important.
Sex and Intimacy - The Effect Arthritis Has on Sex and Intimacy
Sex and intimacy can be affected by arthritis. With painful joints and restricted movement, just imagine the difficulties. Has arthritis affected sex and intimacy in your life?
Guide to Sexuality and Arthritis
Sex is a pleasurable expression of love and intimacy. The pain and limitations from chronic arthritis can interfere but the complications can be overcome.
POLL: Impact Of Arthritis On Sex And Intimacy
Arthritis is a complicated disease which changes life in many ways. Among the aspects of life which can change is intimacy and sex. What impact has arthritis had on your life, regarding sex and intimacy?
The Soothing Power of Snuggling
Try not to sacrifice touching and snuggling because of arthritis pain. Snuggling can soothe pain.
How To Enjoy Sexuality Despite Chronic Pain
Chronic pain from an illness or injury can undermine intimacy, steal your joy, and make sexual pleasure a distant memory, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
6 Steps To Better Senior Sex
Many older adults report that their sex lives actually improve as they age. Once the children are grown and work doesn’t require the energy it used to, couples can relax together and enjoy each other without the old distractions. They find that senior sex gets better. With a little creativity and communication, you can improve your sex life too.
Healthy Senior Sex: Need For Intimacy Doesn’t Diminish
Let’s put one myth to bed right now. Getting older doesn’t mean losing your desire for sex or your need for affection and intimacy. Your need for intimate physical and emotional connection is ageless.
Senior Dating: 10 Great First Date Ideas
Does the idea of dating make you a little nervous? That's a natural feeling for adults of any age, especially if you're out of practice. Whether you’re 16 or 65, the best way to enjoy a first date is to keep an open mind, focus on the things you have in common, and make your primary goal to simply have a good time.
Sexual Problems Overview
Sexual problems are defined as difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (which includes desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity.
Female Sexual Dysfunction (Frigidity)
Sexual dysfunction in women may involve a reduction in sex drive, aversion to sexual activity, difficulty becoming aroused, inability to achieve orgasm, or pain with sexual activity or intercourse.
Inhibited Sexual Desire (ISD)
Inhibited sexual desire (ISD) refers to a low level of sexual interest. The person with ISD fails to initiate or respond to their partner's desire for sexual activity. ISD may be primary (where the person has never felt much sexual desire or interest), or secondary (where the person used to possess sexual desire, but no longer does).
Drug-Induced Erectile Dysfunction - Drugs May Cause Impotence
Drugs may cause impotence. Various medications and drugs can have an affect on sexual arousal and sexual performance. It should be noted that what causes impotency in one man may cause an erection in another.
An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. You may be unable to get an erection at all, or you may lose the erection during intercourse before you are ready. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction.
This is a test that determines the ability or inability to achieve an erection while you sleep.
An in-depth report on the birth control options available to women.
Premature ejaculation occurs prior to when a man wishes it, or too quickly during intercourse to satisfy his partner. Premature ejaculation is a common complaint. It is only rarely caused by a physical or structural problem.
Overview: Birth Control / Family Planning
There are many different birth control and family planning methods to help sexually active individuals and couples prevent pregnancy. The information below summarizes many of the pros and cons of each method.
A vasectomy is a surgery to "tie the tubes" (vas deferens) of a man, which causes permanent sterility by preventing transport of sperm out of the testes.
Before And After Vasectomy (Image)
Vasectomy is a simple, painless procedure that is very effective in preventing pregnancy. Men usually have no side effects from vasectomy, and no change in sexual performance or function.
Overview: Female Condoms
The female condom, like the male condom, is a barrier device used for birth control. It is also protective against STDs including HIV. However, it is not thought to be as effective for this purpose as the male condom.
The Female Condom (Image)
The female condom, like the male condom, is a barrier contraceptive made of latex or polyurethane. The condom has a ring on each end. The ring that is placed inside the vagina fits over the cervix, while the other ring, which is open, rests outside of the vagina and covers the vulva. The female condom is sold over-the-counter.
Perfectly Normal: Living and Loving with Low Libido
In a recent survey, 43% of women and 31% of men identified one or more sexual problems. Among women, 33% complained of low sexual desire, 24% reported inability to come to orgasm, and 14% stated they experience pain during sex. For men, 28% reported premature ejaculation, 15% rated themselves as lacking interest in sex and 10% said they had erection problems.
Sex Toy Adaptations: Two Different Approaches
There are two general kinds of sex toy adaptations.
Sex Toys: Know What You're Getting
There are some toys that are plain unsafe, but mostly the difference between toys is how they feel, and how long they will last.
One of the biggest barriers to a healthy sex life can be the lack of privacy you have.
Having reduced sensitivity doesn't have to mean reduced sexual response.
Allergies / Sensitivities / Reduced Immune System Concerns
People who live with MCS, allergies, and reduced immune systems usually know how to shop and take care of their needs.
Adapting Sex Toys: Ideas For Mobility / Motor Control
There are several things to consider in terms of mobility and motor control when choosing a toy.
Sex Toys: Dealing With Fatigue
When thinking about toys, fatigue becomes an issue mostly in the weight of a toy, and the way you might have to hold a toy.
Sex And Stress: Dealing With Stress And Sexuality
Learn the stress management benefits of a healthy sex life, plus find tips on how to get your groove back if stress has put a damper on your libido.
Does The Pill Cause Decreased Sex Drive?
Unfortunately, a side effect that is often associated with the birth control pill is decreased sex drive.
What to Do When Sex is Painful
Because sex can be painful for many reasons, and several factors could be causing the experience of pain during sex, finding the solution can be a bit like solving a mystery (a very painful mystery).
Sexuality And Chronic Pain
People need physical and emotional intimacy almost as much as they need food and shelter. Sexuality helps fulfill the vital need for human connection. It's a natural and healthy part of living, as well as an important aspect of your identity as a man or woman. But when chronic pain invades your life, the pleasures of sexuality often disappear, from MayoClinic.
Intimacy In Arthritis
Arthritis does not mean the end of sexual relationships, but it does require adjustment and a new focus, from drdoc.
Dating and Relationships: Five Tips for Dating
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can add another element to dating and relationships. Both may seem like barriers to forming romantic relationships, from National Psoriasis Foundation.
Six Truths For Couples
Without underestimating the effort it takes to create a genuinely happy relationship, or the complexity of the problems couples typically encounter, here are the facts partners need to know in order to sustain a happy marriage or to repair and revive an unhappy one, from MedicineNet.