Will arthritis change our relationship?
Arthritis can present challenges which can sometimes cause tension in a relationship. But many couples find that they become closer by discussing those challenges openly. Read more
Will having sex affect my arthritis?
Sex won't make your arthritis worse, although it may cause discomfort if your joints are painful. You can try different positions if this is the case. Read more
Will arthritis affect my sex life?
Joint pain and fatigue could potentially affect your sex life. But experimenting with different positions and learning how to conserve your energy can help. Read more
Will drugs affect my sex life?
Most of the drugs used to treat arthritis are unlikely to affect your sex life or contraception, although steroid treatment can sometimes reduce sexual desire. Read more
Will my joint replacement affect my sex life?
Joint replacement surgery will require some healing and recovery time but most people feel able to start having sex again about six weeks after their operation. Read more
How can we overcome difficulties with sex?
The difficulties caused by arthritis can be physical, psychological or a combination of both. As always, communication is the key to resolving any difficulties. Read more
With a little experimentation and open discussion, you and your partner will be able to find positions that are comfortable and enjoyable for both of you. Read more
Who else can I talk to about sex and arthritis?
Help is available if you feel that arthritis is causing problems in your relationship or sex life. Discuss problems with someone you feel comfortable with, such as a friend, your GP or a counsellor. Read more
Will we be able to have a baby?
Having arthritis shouldn't prevent you from having children, but it's worth discussing your medication with your doctor before trying for a baby in case there are any special precautions you need to consider. Read more