Are you avoiding sex due to pain and related problems? Have a talk with your partner, doctor, or counselor. Chronic pain can have a big impact on your sex life -- and your partner's. Sometimes an expert's advice really helps.
Have the Sex Talk
It may take courage, but having a frank talk about how your pain affects sex can reassure your partner about your feelings. If you're hesitant, consider seeing a counselor -- alone or as a couple.
Talk to your partner about:
- Why you may seem to lack interest
- Positions that are more comfortable
- Time of day you have the most pain
- What might keep sex enjoyable and your relationship intimate