Although CF may have consequences for your reproductive health, it does not diminish sexual performance or the desire for intimacy. People with CF may worry about experiencing shortness of breath, coughing or hemoptysis (coughing up blood or blood-stained mucus), but these problems should not keep them from enjoying a normal, fulfilling sex life.
Sex and relationships are essential parts of life. For some people with CF, making the distinction between sexuality and intimacy can be an important step in navigating the ups and downs of having a chronic illness.
Both men and women with CF are just as likely to give or get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) as people without CF. Taking the proper steps to protect yourself is critical to your overall health.
For some people with CF, having sex can come with physical discomfort, aggravations and pain. Fortunately, some practical tips and advice can help both men and women with CF fully enjoy their sex lives.
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