A long-term health condition like a heart attack or heart surgery can be hard on relationships with partners, family and friends. You may find it difficult to talk with people about your condition, even if they are close to you. The way you feel about yourself will change. Coping with any physical and emotional changes can affect how you feel and interact with others.
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The word can evoke a kaleidoscope of emotions. From love, excitement, and tenderness to longing, anxiety, and disappointment—the reactions are as varied as sexual experiences themselves. On one level, sex is just another hormone-driven bodily function designed to perpetuate the species. Of course, that narrow view underestimates the complexity of the human sexual response. In addition to the biochemical forces at work, your experiences and expectations help shape your sexuality.
It can erode away your trust in them and is also likely to negatively affect your sense of self-esteem. One of you may have a higher sex drive than the other or want to be a little more experimental in bed. Or one of you might like to have sex in the morning, while the other prefers at night.
Illustration by Cathryn Virginia. Just like how I knew nothing about queer sex until I started having it, I knew nothing about having sex as a spoonie—someone living with chronic pain—until I became one. I had to invent my own sex as I went. The first time I had sex with another spoonie, my body was a nightmare. My lover laid me down next to our small, West Virginia fire and asked if I wanted to have sex.