Sexual problems that occur with type 2 diabetes can be frustrating, embarrassing, and cause anxiety.
Patients may feel that throwing in the towel and giving up on sexual expression is easier that finding
ways to cope and that things can never be the way they once were. However, there are things you can
try to help ease the problems and make maintaining the sexual and intimate part of your life easier.
Here are 6 tips that will help you overcome this challenge:
1. Fight Low Energy and Fatigue.
If low energy and fatigue are a problem, try having sex at a different time of day when energy is at its peak. Nighttime may not always be the right time. After a long day—and with the added fatigue that goes along with diabetes—the last thing someone may have energy for is sex. Try sex in the mornings or afternoons. Experiment to see what works best for you.
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2. Overcome Dryness
Use lubricant liberally to deal with vaginal dryness. Water-based lubes are best and there is a plethora
of brands available. Do not be afraid to stop during sex to add more lube—sexual activity can often require a greater amount.
3. Improve Libido
Hormonal replacement can also help both men and women with libido, vaginal dryness, and erection issues.Ask your doctor if this is a possibility for you. Hormone replacement can come in the form of pills, patches, creams, or injectable medications.
4. Stay Healthy Enough for Sex
Maintain optimal overall health for a healthy sex life. This includes maintaining proper blood sugar levels. Remember, sex is like exercise in the sense that is uses up energy, so be aware of your glucose levels.
Hypoglycemia can occur during sex, as it does with exercise if you are on medications that increase the amount of insulin in the body. If you are, consider checking your blood sugar levels before engaging in sexual activity.
Also keep in mind that what is good for the heart is good for the genitals. Sexual arousal, vaginal lubrication, and erection all have a lot to do physically with blood flow. Engage in a lifestyle that promotes good heart health and circulation. Again, our all natural solution takes care of this.
5. Pay close attention to your relationship.
Find other ways to express intimacy when desire is not at its peak. Massage, baths, and cuddling are just three examples of ways to express intimacy that does not involve intercourse. Make time for each other. And practice lots of care giving. Get respite care if needed. Have a date night where the topic of diabetes is off limits. Communicate with your partner about your feelings and possible sexual issues that may occur. Consider support groups or counseling. And I am also here for you. I am always willing to listen.
Type 2 diabetes may make sexual activity more challenging but it does not mean you must forgo the sexual side of life completely. Many times if the disease is brought under control,sexual dysfunctions resolve themselves. The most important thing is not to give up on what is an important quality of life issue.
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