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Sexuality and intimate relationships are a significant part of life and well-being. For most people, sexuality and its expression are a natural and important component of self-concept, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life.

While MS may alter functioning, the desire for a sexual identity, love, affection and intimacy remains. Given this, sexuality may be a source of significant frustration for many people with MS. This issue of MS in focus presents a discussion of intimacy and sexuality.


  • Introduction to Intimacy and Sexuality in MS
  • Sexual dysfunction in women with MS
  • Sexual dysfunction in men with MS
  • Secondary causes of sexual problems
  • Tertiary causes of sexual problems
  • Your questions answered
  • Interview with Rolande Cutner
  • MS Society of Norway: Support group for lesbians and gay men with multiple sclerosis
  • Results of the online survey
  • Quality of Life Principles


Published: 2005

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