Smerte og seksualitet
- Side: 11-21
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-03-30
- Publisert: 2005-03-30
Chronic non-malignant pain is often characterized as a condition of essential reduction in quality of life having an affect on the physical, psychological and social function level without a reduced lifetime. Apart from the serious social and economic consequences, patients with chronic non-malignant pain often experience problems related to their sexuality. Sexuality is closely connected to human identity and therefore sexuality is both biological, existential, social and cultural. The patients’ experience influence on their sexuality in respect to their physical sex life, their body, their personal experience and their relations. The influences appear as negative feelings about the body and poor self-esteem. The patients find an active sex life less important than the healthy controls.