Women, diabetes and sexual intercourse

Fri, 02 Feb 2007
The effect of diabetes upon sex is often limited to research and discussions of male sexual health . Some studies on the matter even indicate that diabetic women face greater risks of sexual dysfunction than men with diabetes. A recent diabetes health article indicates the influence that diabetes can have on sex, and provides some pointers for how to make sex better.

Primarily, according to the article, it is best to relax . Despite the psychological effects of diabetes, a healthy sex life is usually very possible. Diabetes can affect sex in a number of ways, including provoking a fear of rejection and constant measuring of the body. Learning to relax is crucial to maintaining a good sex life as a woman with diabetes. Keeping diabetes hardware out of the picture can be a good idea.

Unfortunately, some complications of diabetes can influence sexual activity. Neuropathy can weaken bladder control and affect the stimulation nerves in the genitalia. Diabetes can also cause yeast and urinary tract infections. Some diabetic drugs influence sex in a negative way.

The good news includes medication and devices to restore sexual dysfunction in women. Checking your blood sugar before and after sex can allow you to relax and enjoy yourself more. Learning as much as possible about women, sex and diabetes means you can enter the bedroom informed and aware.
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