Sex begins in your mind. A positive self-image is the first step to be able to enjoy sex. To feel that you are desirable even if your body has changed or the way you can have sex is different. Another important factor is openness towards your partner. Talking about your worries and allowing your partner to share his or her thoughts as well can help you relax when you’re together. Show or tell him or her what you like and don’t like.
The willingness to experiment makes you think less about what you can’t do and might even spice up your sex life. For some people changing to other positions can prevent urine leaks or pain.
People cope with their bladder issues when it comes to sex in different ways including:
- Laughing about it
- Having sex in the shower or bathtub.
- Connecting intimately in other ways like massage
- Padding the bed with sheets
- Avoiding sex
Did you know?
In general population the sexual response is different for men and women:
Women’s motivations for having sex are usually related to attraction, pleasure, affection, love, emotional closeness and reproduction. More commonly, sexual desire is triggered rather than spontaneous.
Men more often have sexual fantasies and thoughts about sex. Men also feel the urge to have sex more often than women. As you age, the difference in sexual response between women and men becomes less obvious.
These are general guidelines meant to help you with typical questions. You should follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the intermittent catheterization solution you are using.