So difficult! but it’s a given that this is something most of us will have to deal with at some point or another. The first way to deal with it is to talk to your medical professional. They will be ok to discuss this with you; after all it’s their business! If they seem uncomfortable or don’t give you the information you need, don’t give up. Ask for a referral, or for further resources. They will be happy to point you in the right direction if they can’t help.
Many people are afraid or embarrassed to bring up their concerns and questions around sex when they are ill or injured. But medical professionals have access to the most amazing resources, and take pride in being able to help.
Remember back in the day when we were teenagers and just starting out on our sexual adventures-? there’s a lot to be said for going back down those paths while recovering from illness. Sex doesn’t have to be about intercourse. There are lots of other ways to enjoy sexual contact. Light physical contact and movement can also help injuries heal.