Even when we are not in a relationship, our sexuality usually remains a key part of who we are and how we choose to live.
If you have Crohn’s or Colitis you may find that your condition can affect you in a number of ways. A common cause for concern, although people don’t always like to talk about it, is the potential impact of Crohn’s or Colitis on sex and sexual relationships.
This information has been written for people with Crohn’s or Colitis and their partners to provide information on this topic. It looks at how common Crohn’s or Colitis symptoms and treatments, and the feelings often associated with these, can affect the physical and emotional aspects of a sexual relationship. It also includes some suggestions that might help you deal with any difficulties, and details of other sources of help and advice.
Many of the issues covered in this information are likely to be very similar regardless of sexual orientation. However, people with Crohn’s or Colitis who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be concerned about whether to talk to their IBD team about their sexual relationships. Continue reading article