I have just recently found out that the man I love has ms. I do not know a lot about this disease, but I do know that it is devastating to my friend. And I believe that he is afraid that I will love him less as the disease progresses, he has not said so, but I believe he is fearful that I will not find him to be sexually appealing anymore.... I am afraid that he will become so distressed over this that he will do harm to himself. I do not know if ms causes sexual problems in men or not. Help! I am very confused and I need to know what to do before he walks out of my life because he thinks he will be doing me a favor. I love him.....No matter what he has.....No matter what he is able to do. Any suggestions?
I have m.S. And from my viewpoint I know why he is feeling this way. The reason he would even think of leaving is so he won't "burden" you.
I also felt the same way when I found out, but my fiance would not have any of it. My fiance is still with me today. And to answer your question, yes, both men and women can have sexual disfunction. But that does not mean it will happen. I hope you both can work it out, I know how hard it is.
And as you grow older together you will find, like most do, that a relationship based soley on sex never lasts. The happiest old couples have a sense of compainionship that far exceeds just a physical relationship.
i completely understand were you are comming from hun. Five and a half years ago my now husband was diagnosed and he was devistated. Until that point he was as healthy as a horse. Had never even taken a tyenol for a headache before. At very first he pushed me away because he was so independent and didn't want to be a "burden". We seperated for about six months and then realized that ms did not make him unable to love and live life to the fullest. Yes ms can be a devistating thing to live with but you have to remember that it is not what makes you ... You. There are many symptoms that come along with ms. And sexual dysfuntion can be one of them. For my husband it is. But patients , knowlege and even a perscription help that. To be blunt, being a sexually satisfied couple doesn't have anything to do with intercourse. I hope this helps and if you have any questions or want to talk feel free .... My door is always open.