Thank you for sharing your
concern with sexualcounselling.com
friend! Doesn’t common cold interfere with sex? Cough?
Fever? Headache? Stomach ache?...
Asthma does too! Asthma is estimated to have affected
nearly 300 million people across the world so you have
that many companions, many of them equally or more
affected than you and some very seriously. Every illness
affects sexual life transiently, perpetually or off and
on, and I think all of have to pass through this.
with many other chronic illnesses, the sexual problems
associated with asthma spring from several sources –
physical, psychological, pharmaceutical, or
partner-related. Some medications can affect sexual
functioning. Some men have problems with sex because
their self esteem is lowered. Some fear that their
partners are repelled by their shortness of breath,
cough or other symptoms. For some, the reaction of the
partner could be discouraging or even hurting. Since
asthma is a multifaceted disorder, each person’s
situation is unique. So you will need a full medical
examination to understand what exactly is your case and
how best to overcome it.
my opinion having Asthma is no reason to abstain from
partner sex. Having asthma is no reason to feel
depressed. It’s challenge thrown by life and must be met
bravely.. with right strategy. Maybe you need to put
additional effort to find a partner who understands your
situation better. You will help yourself by discussing
your problem with a sex counselor/therapist. You will
benefit from interacting with people having a similar
problem. It helps to go through internet resources and
learn how to outsmart asthma and enjoy sex life.
Luckily you seem to have only sporadic attacks of asthma
and that way you are better off compared to millions of
others. This means you have longer symptom-free time at
your hand – good enough to plan the timing of sex.
successful strategies adopted by those who have asthma
helped them reclaim a joyful sexual life:
sex at a time of the day that is best for you. If take
medication to improve your breathing, have sex when the
effect of that drug is at its best.
Experiment with sexual positions that give you least
exertion. Sitting, or lying on your back with woman on
top, or side-to-side are among the best.
your doctor permits, use an inhaler just before sex, as
a preventive (prophylactic) measure.
all levels take your wife into confidence, discuss your
difficulties with her, and arrive at solutions
convenient to both of you.