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Intimacy and Sexuality in Multiple Sclerosis

Many people with Multiple Sclerosis have concerns regarding intimacy. Common problems for men include not being in the mood or too tired for sexual activity and erectile dysfunction. Common problems for women include not being in the mood or too tired for sexual activity, discomfort, and dryness. Possible causes of these issues could be side effects from medications, complications from Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, or depression.  It is important to speak to a doctor regarding these concerns. Various medications, exercises for women, counseling, and treatments may be helpful.

Additional resources that provide more information on intimacy and sexuality in Multiple Sclerosis

Sexual Dysfunction (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

Intimacy and Multiple Sclerosis (Cleveland Clinic)

Sexuality and Multiple Sclerosis (The Ohio State University Medical Center)

A Closer Look at Intimacy and Multiple Sclerosis (Multiple Sclerosis Association of America)

Intimacy and Sexuality in MS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)