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Living With Fibromyalgia

Is there any sexual activity that's off limits with fibromyalgia?

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  • A Geriatrics Nursing, answered on behalf of
    The short answer is 'no'. In fact a satisfying sex life should improve your fibro by reducing stress and providing low impact exercise. However you may have some special considerations that the two of you should agree upon. Unless you are a masochist, pain interferes with sexual pleasure. Anything that triggers your fibro pain will reduce your sexual pleasure and distract you from engaging fully in the intimacy. You may have to shift positions or change activities more frequently because repetitive motion will trigger pain. There may be some exotic positions that just won't work for you unless you've always been a contortionist. Bottom line, do whatever doesn't hurt you.
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