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  • Sex is still very possible when you have a chronic illness, and an important part of your quality of life.
  • Talking to your doctor about how your illness will affect your sex life is important. You may need to bring up the subject.
  • Talking openly with your partner about your fears and concerns may help to make physical intimacy easier. 
  • Relationship counselling may help, especially if your lover is now your carer.

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Reviewed on: 14-02-2018