Intimacy and Sexuality in MS. Sexual dysfunction is common in people with MS and is important to assess because patients may be relunctant to self-report The Psychosocial Implications for sexual dysfunction symptoms are: We excluded four patients who did not complete the interview. It must be based on the belief that despite their disabilities, patients with MS are still sexual persons with the ability to share love, bonding, intimacy and sexual experiences. The impact of mental illness on sexual dysfunction. Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis:
Sexual dysfunction SD is a common reported problem in patients with multiple sclerosis MS.
Sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis: Dimensions and contributory factors
It described SD as having three levels of responsible factors, in terms of primary, secondary, and tertiary. Secondary and tertiary SD was significantly more reported in women with any progressive form of disease. When the result is transient, or if rigidity is not sufficient for vaginal penetration, other agents can be used to augment the effect. Because of a religious and male-dominant culture in some countries like Iran, women have difficulties expressing their own feelings and sexual experiences; consequently, female SD may not consider as an important issue. Furthermore, a positive correlation was observed between testosterone concentrations and both tissue damage on MRI and clinical disability. Female sexual dysfunction in a healthy Austrian cohort: