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What are non-sexual ways to be intimate with your partner when you have chronic pain?

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If you live with long-term pain, it can make it hard for you to enjoy sex with your partner. Sex is only one form of intimacy. Non-sexual ways you can be intimate with your partner include:

  • Sharing feelings: Talk to your partner about your feelings. Sharing and listening can help bring you closer.
  • Do things together. Volunteer. Play sports. Travel. Share your interests.
  • Making time to be alone together: Try taking a bath together, taking a walk, or just holding each other in bed.

SOURCE:

American Chronic Pain Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

SOURCE:

American Chronic Pain Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

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