GeneFo to Host July 26 Webinar on Sex and Intimacy Issues by MS Advocate Tuppy Owens

GeneFo to Host July 26 Webinar on Sex and Intimacy Issues by MS Advocate Tuppy Owens

GeneFo, an online multiple sclerosis (MS) community that offers support, advice and educational resources to patients, will conduct a free webinar July 26 for those interested in knowing more about how MS affects sex and intimacy.

The webinar, hosted by renowned MS expert Dr. Tuppy Owens, follows a GeneFo survey showing that sex and intimacy are two main concerns for patients living with the disease.

Owens will talk about self-acceptance, how to overcome MS symptoms, such as fatigue and movement deficits, and how to create intimacy beyond sex. Registration for the webinar is free and can be done here.

“We are very proud to be offering this important session for the MS community, to provide a useful and valuable resource and point of encouragement,” GeneFo CEO Neer Ziskind said in a press release provided to Multiple Sclerosis News Today. “Dr. Tuppy has been at the forefront of campaigning for and supporting people with chronic conditions/disabilities and has helped many patients find healthier and happier lives while rediscovering intimacy and sexuality. Her years of experience, openness and profound sensitivity will resonate with those seeking answers and will address their unmet needs.”

Studies have, in fact, demonstrated that MS may limit patients’ sexual life.

Many couples affected by MS encounter anxiety, depression and anger when trying to achieve a healthy sex life. Patients frequently feel vulnerable and embarrassed with certain medical procedures, reducing their desire for intimacy with their partners.

According to GeneFo, male patients often suffer erectile dysfunction, decreased libido and trouble achieving orgasm. Complaints among female patients  include decreased libido, difficulty achieving orgasm, vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse.

Caregivers may also be affected by feeling guilty for wanting to have sex or for not feeling attracted to their partners the same way as before the disease.

For more information about the webinar, please contact Adi Bein at [email protected]

Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
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Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
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