For many people, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD gets in the way of sex. Being out of breath makes things difficult. Just thinking about it can make you want to avoid sex. But it doesn't have to be like that. To start, think through what could help you be more comfortable.
Influence of sex on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk and treatment outcomes
Sex and Gender Matter in COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a progressive respiratory disorder that can affect your ability to function as well as your sex life. Shortness of breath dyspnea , fatigue, coughing, and excessive mucus are just some of the things that can affect intimacy and put a strain on your sexual performance. Having COPD doesn't mean that your sex life is over, but it may suggest that you need to adjust your sex practices to accommodate your physical limitations. One of the ways to do so is to try new positions during sex.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD causes wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and other respiratory symptoms. The common conception is that good sex should leave us breathless. Many people with COPD can and do have happy and fulfilling sex lives with healthy expressions of intimacy. Frequency of sex may decrease, but sexual activity — and fulfillment — is absolutely possible. If you have COPD, the thought of having sex can be frightening.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD , one of the most common chronic diseases and a leading cause of death, has historically been considered a disease of men. However, there has been a rapid increase in the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of COPD in women over the last two decades. This has largely been attributed to historical increases in tobacco consumption among women.