Chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Inflammatory Bowel disease and Stroke ( to name a few) can affect your sex life.

Living with a chronic illness can affect your physical and mental health. It can turn your life upside down and make everyday activities, including sex, difficult. If your sexual partner has to help you, this can change your relationship dynamic.

Here are some of the ways chronic disease can change your life:

  • Mobility
  • Weight gain
  • Energy levels
  • Body image
  • Stress
  • Loss of libido
  • Change in relationship dynamics
  • Low mood

Here are some of the ways chronic disease can affect your sex life:

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sex
  • Difficulty maintaining sexual positions
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Difficulties reaching orgasm

I can provide counselling to help you explore how your chronic illness has impacted on your sex life and find ways to adapt. I hope to provide you with more insight to your difficulties.

If you are unsure if I can help with a problem you are experiencing, please e-mail me at, which is an encrypted e-mail account, to discuss further.