The impact of Peyronie’s disease on your relationship with your sexual partner can be dramatic, and so it’s critical that you establish and keep the lines of communication open between you.
As with many things in life, taking the first step is the hardest, and so initiating the conversation can be a challenge. However, here are some tips that may help you talk to your partner about Peyronie’s disease.
- Share what you have learned about Peyronie’s disease. Initiating your communication with facts and information will not only help educate your partner about the condition, but it can also make it easier to ease into your feelings about having Peyronie’s disease. Many people are completely unfamiliar with the disease, and so it may even be a good exercise to do some research together.
- Talk with your partner about how Peyronie’s disease makes you feel physically, emotionally, and sexually. This can be difficult to so as well, so it’s recommended you share information about the facts of the disease first to help break the ice.
- Don’t try to talk about everything in one session. It may be best to begin with some general information, then subsequent talks can go onto other topics.
- Ask about your partner’s feelings and questions about Peyronie’s disease and how it affects your relationship.
- Involve your partner in your treatment plans and doctor’s appointments.
- Discuss ways both of you can change and maintain your sexual intimacy. You may decide to discuss the need for couples counseling. A professional can help both of you navigate through any questions, uncertainties, and discomforts you have about the disease and how it is affecting your intimacy and sex lives.