In her new book “Sex Interrupted,” rheumatology nurse practitioner Iris Zink MSN, RN explores the sexual and intimacy challenges people with chronic illnesses may face — and provides tips on how to overcome them.
'I am worthy of love — even if someone doesn't think I am because my life has been stained by illness. These exact fears of being viewed as a burden have crippled me from letting anyone close to my heart.'
Plus, the signs they’re a keeper based on how they respond.
For the few who can see me past my illness, I am still just like anyone else — with some unexpected bonus traits too.
‘I am searching for someone who will be there through my sickness — not shy away from it.’
Psychological distress, self-esteem, and medication side effects all play a role.
Sexual dysfunction among people with arthritis is far more common than you might think.
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What are the basic human needs—and where does sex fit into the picture whether or not we live with chronic illness? I’ve been considering these questions in light of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a highly-respected theory that views basic human needs in a hierarchy of...