Sex and Arthritis (How Embarassing)

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/10/2008 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
How does one manage their sex life with arthritis?  I was given a pamphlet from my arthritis foundation which while gave me some suggestions like having a hot shower before hand and taking your medications a couple of hours in advance of having sex (in my case if I did that I would be asleep lol)!!!  I have also searched on the internet for sexual positions for people with arthritis but did not find much at all.  Does anyone have any suggestions or an internet site that they know of? And how does one cope with a new partner and trying to explain to them that sometimes I wont be able to have sex at all particularly during a flare up.
When I first got diagnosed with arthritis I thought that would be the end of my sex life and no man would understand.  And was terrified the first time I had sex after the diagnosis.
If anyone has any hints or suggestions I would be very pleased to read them.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 1/10/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha!  I was not even sure if I could be able to get into the position to have SEX.  I was so scared.  But, alot of people have pain problems, men tend to have bad backs... So, you are likely to find someone who understands.  If they don't then they were not worth any more of your time!
Good Luck!  I am married now... it is tough on me some times for sure. redface
Age 3 fell on my knee.  I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis in all my joints, Patellar-Femoral Syndrome, GERD, degenerative hip disease

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