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How can a stroke affect my sex life?

Though there is no medical reason to avoid having sex after a stroke, you may find it difficult to have sexual relations. Neurological damage may interfere with sensation. Men may have difficulty achieving an erection or ejaculating. You may have little or no desire for sex because you feel self-conscious or troubled by the way your body looks, or because you feel tired much of the time.

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