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What are other ways to be aroused 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. You can try different ways to stay intimate without intercourse.

  • Touching: Explore your partner's body through touch. This may include cuddling, fondling, stroking, massaging and kissing.
  • Self-stimulation: Masturbation is a normal and healthy way to fulfill your sexual needs.
  • Oral sex: This form of contact may be an option if you can’t enjoy regular intercourse.

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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