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Intimacy & Incontinence

Intimacy & Incontinence

Posted by Laurie on 2023 Feb 14th

If you're struggling with incontinence, it can have an impact on your sex life and cause discomfort or embarrassment. However, there are several strategies you can use to manage this condition and improve your sexual experience.

Talk to your doctor: Speak to your healthcare provider about your incontinence and how it is affecting your sexual life. They can recommend treatment options that might help you.

Practice pelvic floor exercises: Strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor can improve bladder control and increase sexual sensation.

Use protection: Wear incontinence pads or use a device such as a male condom catheter to manage leakage during sexual activity.

Experiment with positions: Some positions may be more comfortable for you than others, so don't be afraid to experiment to find what works best for you.

Manage stress: Stress and anxiety can worsen incontinence symptoms, so it is important to manage stress through relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, or meditation.

Communicate with your partner: Talk openly and honestly with your partner about how incontinence is affecting your sexual experience. They can provide support and understanding.

Remember, incontinence is a common condition, and there are ways to manage it. With the right approach, you can improve your sexual life and experience pleasure and intimacy with your partner.