Relationships

Intimacy and Sexuality in MS

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What does “intimacy” mean? For many people, the term is simply another word for sex — in other words, being intimate with another person means having a sexual relationship. A satisfying, intimate relationship, however, rests on a much broader foundation — of trust, open and honest communication, shared goals and expectations, and mutual respect and concern. So intimacy refers to all of the ways, both verbal and non-verbal, in which partners connect with one another and enjoy their unique closeness.

Download the National MS Society’s Intimacy and Sexuality booklet here.

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