It is a well-known fact that diabetes can play havoc with your sex life. This is mainly due to inconsistent blood sugar levels. Gradually, diabetes can impair nerves and blood vessels causing sexual problems. Up to 50% of men and 25% of women may experience some kind of sexual problems as a result of diabetes.
However, there is no need to get disheartened. There are healthy tips to deal with these symptoms. Controlling glucose levels with diet, and exercise is imperative. But it is also recommended to discuss sexual problems with your doctor.
Love your body: Many diabetics tend to be overweight. This leads to low self-esteem and perceived negative body image. Such negative thoughts are carried forward into the bedroom and cause intimacy issues with the partner. If one cannot love and accept themselves for what they are, they are incapable of giving off love and accepting it in return, which renders the sexual act null and void.
Discuss your problem with your partner: Diabetes is a challenging disease and equally affects the lives of both partners. The sexual act is not only a physical coupling, it is also a union of hearts and souls. Men suffering from specific sexual issues should discuss the problem and strive to find mutually satisfying sexual alternatives with their partners. Women, too, need to be given more time for attaining arousal as the failure or delayed arousal is stress causing. These things cannot be resolved reasonably unless discussed.
Develop intimacy: Romantic needs should not be ignored. Doing something intimate that doesn’t involve intercourse—whether it’s cuddling during a movie, going on long romantic walks or indulging in a couples massage—focus on strengthening your relationship and set the right mood for you.
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