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Can I continue to have sexual intercourse even if I suffer from incontinence?

Often the greatest obstacle in intimacy is not incontinence itself, but the sense of shame one feels towards the partner and the embarrassment of having to admit a condition which is perceived as a "weakness".

First of all, you need to be aware that incontinence is not something to be ashamed of, that it is much more widespread than you think, and one that, above all, can be managed with the right measures.

Talking about it with your partner is essential, because by excluding it you risk triggering dynamics which have nothing to do with incontinence and which undermine the dialogue and relationship between couples, even outside the bed sheets.
Sharing is, instead, important: modifying some habits will be enough to continue having a satisfying and serene sex life.

Here are some practical tips:

• Avoid drinking an hour before intercourse and in general do not overdo it with coffee, tea or alcohol;
• go to the bathroom before intercourse;
• protect the bed with a towel or a bed wetting mat;
• take breaks when you feel the need to urinate;
• avoid positions where the partner can "press" on the bladder;
• train the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises

There are also silicone devices for men to apply before intercourse to limit urinary leakage, but we always advise you to consult your doctor who will provide the best suggestions for your specific situation.

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