How Does Psoriasis Affect Intimacy?

In this video, psoriasis patient Alisha Bridges shares how the condition has made her feel insecure, uncomfortable and even scared—and how kind words have helped her feel more confident and let her guard down.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Intimacy while having psoriasis
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was always a difficult challenge and really scary, because I was very uncomfortable with showing my body to anyone.
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I spent most of my life wearing long sleeves and long pants. And when I met and told my now ex-husband
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that I have psoriasis, he was like, you know, you have nothing to be ashamed of. I don't care that you have psoriasis.
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I love you for you. And that really put my guard down. It made me feel comfortable. So the insecurities and lack of confidence
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that I was feeling, because he said both kind and loving words, it really made me feel a lot more comfortable
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with moving forward with being able to be intimate and being comfortable in myself in that regard.

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