Newsletter – July 2020 [Volume2 Issue4]

Living With Interstitial Cystitis And Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction in a patient with IC can be disabling, depressing, demoralising and devastating. The worst part to this entire suffering is that besides the patient, the partner suffers too. The narrative below beautifully sums up the feelings of such a couple:

” They’ve been together for years and his wife now has IC. He so wants to love her, but he’s afraid to try. The last time they made love, it had hurt her for days. And so, he turns away with regret in his eyes because he’d rather do anything than hurt her. And she looks to him with sadness in hers, wondering why he doesn’t try anymore.” Read More

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