This week on PAINIAC: Intimacy, Sex, Love...and Pain: In Conversation with Kirsten Schultz from Chronic Sex.
Let’s face it. Living with chronic pain or chronic illness isn’t “sexy”. Not only can living with pain make us feel uncomfortable in our daily lives, but especially in the bedroom and in our intimate relationships.
Studies estimate that 75% of people living with chronic pain experience some form of emotional and sexual dissatisfaction, discomfort, or dysfunction. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to have a satisfying sex life and healthy intimate relationships, even while living with pain.
This week, Shelly talks with Kirsten Schultz of Chronic Sex. Together, they discuss common quality of life issues and challenges that painiacs face when it comes to cultivating and maintaining intimacy with ourselves and others.
*This episode, while not graphic, does contain content that might not be suitable for young children.
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