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Can men and women still have sex after a spinal cord injury?

Can men and women still have sex after a spinal cord injury?

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Very definitely, both. They both have different issues, though. Okay, for women their sexual response cycle, meaning the ability to get pregnant, the ability to ovulate, the ability to have menses is not interrupted by their spinal cord injury. But t... Show More

Very definitely, both. They both have different issues, though. Okay, for women their sexual response cycle, meaning the ability to get pregnant, the ability to ovulate, the ability to have menses is not interrupted by their spinal cord injury. But their sensation is possibly interrupted by spinal cord injury, which will make it very different for them, and also the possibility of lubrication will be interrupted due to their spinal cord injury. For men, unfortunately, it’s more complicated, because men after a spinal cord injury may have both erectile dysfunction, as well as ejaculatory dysfunction. And, they also have the sensation altered after spinal cord injury many times.

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Can men and women still have sex after a spinal cord injury?

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Very definitely, both. They both have different issues, though. Okay, for women their sexual response cycle, meaning the ability to get pregnant, the ability to ovulate, the ability to have menses is not interrupted by their spinal cord injury. But their sensation is possibly interrupted by spinal cord injury, which will make it very different for them, and also the possibility of lubrication will be interrupted due to their spinal cord injury. For men, unfortunately, it’s more complicated, because men after a spinal cord injury may have both erectile dysfunction, as well as ejaculatory dysfunction. And, they also have the sensation altered after spinal cord injury many times.

Can men and women still have sex after a spinal cord injury?
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