Stroke »

… With stroke, the changes can be sudden and perhaps extensive. Psychologically, this can be as traumatic as the stroke itself to deal with.

If you had little or no interest in Sex before a stroke, this is unlikely to change. How a stroke affects your existing sex life depends upon the extent of impairment and the level of your recovery. Many people make a good or even a full recovery with no significant side effects to sexual activity. The more Debilitating the stroke, the …

Trauma »

… assault or domestic abuse – at any time in your life, this can be physically and emotionally traumatic.

Everyone is different and we all respond to events in our lives in our own way. If you have experienced trauma repeatedly over a long time, or it has got worse, then you might have more extreme responses. Sometimes we try not to think about what has happened to us because we feel ashamed or guilty or angry. Locking away these feelings can sometimes make it difficult for us to …

Difficulty with Penetration (Vaginismus) »

… and a vicious circle is established.

It may be caused by other past experiences such as the trauma of rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse.   A difficult childbirth or surgery may cause a link with vaginal pain. The attitudes towards sex are also well known to be important.

If you consider sex to be e.g. “wicked” or “dirty” you might find yourself involuntarily resisting it even in what might be socially acceptable circumstances such as marriage. This is thought to be …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… as 71% of men with multiple sclerosis will experience erectile dysfunction.

 

Surgical/ trauma

Any injuries to the nervous system, whether as the result of an accident, surgery or other medical intervention can also affect those signals leading to erection. As many as 50% of those undergoing major prostate surgery develop erectile dysfunction.

Pharmacological

Many drugs have an effect on sexual functioning.  The erectile dysfunction caused by alcohol use is …

Your Prostate »

… . Other methods used can include TURP ( Transuretheral resection of the Prostate) which is less traumatic, laser and high-intensity sound therapies.

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a common condition which is Inflammation of the gland caused by bacterial infection, possibly from a Urinary tract infection. Apart from the usual Prostate related symptoms described previously, prostatitis may be accompanied by rectal, Penile, Testicle and low back pain. A fever or chill may …

Prostate Cancer »

… . Other methods used can include TURP ( Transuretheral resection of the Prostate) which is less traumatic, laser and high-intensity sound therapies.

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a common condition which is Inflammation of the gland caused by bacterial infection, possibly from a Urinary tract infection. Apart from the usual Prostate related symptoms described previously, prostatitis may be accompanied by Rectal, Penile , testicular and low back pain. A fever or chill may …

Female Genital Mutilation »

… maternal death during childbirth, and quadruples the chance of the child being stillborn.

The trauma both in the short and long term is highly likely to include major psychological damage, which may manifest itself in sexual dysfunction, depression and behavioural disturbances.

In the United Kingdom, in immigrant communities from the countries where this is a common practice, it is estimated that as many as 3,000 to 4,000 new cases of mutilation of varying degrees may take place …

Domestic Abuse »

… or involve injury – many women never get physically hurt but can experience years of emotional trauma

 

The relationship can be still going on, or may have ended some time ago.  You don’t need to be married, or living with the abuser, or ever have lived with them – it is called domestic abuse because it happens within an intimate relationship.  

 

It is NEVER your fault.  The abuser chooses to do this.  They do not do it because they are drunk, or have mental health …

Rape and Sexual Assault »

… you with specialist advocacy, counselling and psychology services for women who have experienced trauma at any time in their lives)   

Rape Crisis Scotland - 08088 01 03 02 (daily, 6.00 p.m. to midnight) www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Women’s Support Project, support for women who’s children have been sexually abused – 0141 552 2221, www.womenssupportproject.co.uk.

Men and boys can get help and support from Survivors UK - 0845 122 1201 (Monday and Tuesday 7.30pm to …

Prostitution »

… forced to have sex without condoms, or be subjected to sexual violence.  They can experience trauma symptoms in response to their situation.  See Trauma page and Rape and Sexual Assault Page.

 

If you are currently in this position – for whatever reason – you should try to take care to protect yourself from sexual infections with regular checkups.  This can be done at any NHS Lanarkshire sexual health service.  No-one will judge you and you can speak to a worker about any …