08 Mar 13:12
Dating, relationships, sex
How does psoriasis affect your sex life?
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
08 Mar 14:47
Well....I do find that a flaky psoriatic willy is rather off putting to the ladies of my acquaintance... As is my flaky bum and belly button...Let alone all the "normal places"..Ergo they are not of my acquaintance now...
You did ask....
08 Mar 14:48
Oh and the post coital vacuuming of the bits from the bed/dining table/sofa/ etc...Thats a bit off putting too
08 Mar 15:07
Solution, do it outside! No need to vacuum in bushes and fields and forests.
08 Mar 15:22
It doesn't! hahhahahahahahhahaha!
08 Mar 15:39
Artful shame how I look so I don't
08 Mar 16:53
Luckily it doesn't as mine is pretty tame nowadays. Ain't nothing getting in the way of sexy times!
08 Mar 17:29
Lol my sex life is non existent but psoriasis has nothing to do with it lol
08 Mar 17:49
have not got the, energy ,urge , or inclination anymore .but I do have 11 brothers and sisters ,5 children 5 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren and 5 stepchildren and three step grandchildren and my Mom 87yrs old me 63 this year , the seeds have been sown !
08 Mar 18:33
i don't let it sex and life are more important
08 Mar 18:44
@mikechelsea I took a pledge of purity before marriage so its kind of off limits for me but once I'm married I'm making up for lost time lol and psoriasis will NOT stop me haha!
08 Mar 18:47
@allanncaz .... Have you bought a TV now?? ;)
08 Mar 18:50
@mikechelsea thank you!
08 Mar 19:22
I feel quite fortunate as im getting older I only have two little patches on my legs, the winters a bummer though my face gets its usual beating
08 Mar 20:38
Patches of dry red flaky skin is always a mood killer, but when you are naked and you have dry patches of skin on your buttocks,etc. it is not exactly attractive even to yourself.
08 Mar 21:52
IDK but my partner does and dont care...Does care about me to take care of the Psoriasis and dont care about it when its time for bed war. lolz..he touch it coz its everywhere in my body..
08 Mar 23:07
I find it really good that you all (mostly) have such a sense of humour. Me I sadly lacking as only suffered (badly) since Christmas. Have it dreadfully almost everywhere and very down with it. Sex...well hopefully it will resume..but at 64 I had been amazed it restarted with a new relationship but feel it may be at an end..I am lucky though have a great family and could have been worse....x
08 Mar 23:28
Yes we do have a sense of humour because life can be very serious. Some have a lot of it ...some are still looking for it and some aren't getting the meaning of it. :-)))
Sorry about your Christmas present but glad about your new relation at 64.
I know it's hard but Psoriasis doesn't care if you are happy or down. It's better to pick yourself up, and start to get those flakes from your body... take a nice bath and moisture like crazy. If you are waiting til they take care of you..well you can wait a long time for that. Just start caring about yourself like you were a young child. Love yourself a lot!!!
By the way.. my mom divorced my dad at the age of 67 to go living with a man she knew when she was a young girl. They lived together until she died at 76. Sooo there still is a lot of things to do in life :-))))) Keep the faith and watch a bit what you eat and don't stress and stop thinking about what can happen. I'm done preaching :-))))))
09 Mar 12:30
unfortunately my partner has no interest in sex so its not a problem.
10 Mar 16:17
It's doesn't bothered to my hubby. He loves me anyway.
10 Mar 23:59
@ Jessica, I am with you sista! its been 3 years since I have given myself the gift of purity for marriage and it has nothing to do with my P and everything to do my self worth! Its so nice to see that I am not the only one!
12 Mar 04:01
What sex life - the idea stresses me out.
12 Mar 10:27
It has never bothered my hubby as we were together pre psoriasis, I'm still me , I have chronic psoriasis but to hubby the psoriasis doesn't matter it's our love that we have for each other that is more than skin deep .
Enjoy the intimacy
I suppose it must be harder for younger people just starting out in relationships, it's hard enough undressing in front of a new lover when your skin is fine ( will he/she like what they see) without the added pressure of having psoriasis. My heart goes out to you all. I'm very lucky that I've been with my hubby almost 40 years xx
12 Mar 22:44
Doesn't seem to bother hubby but his eye sight is not great without his glasses !!!
The arthritis though .....affects positions. Need an understanding partner when your hips & knees are bad. Nothing worse than them thinking it is cries of pleasure when in fact your joints are killing you!
13 Mar 12:31
depending on how bad my psoriasis is
13 Mar 12:48
@Anita! Yesssss! Thats awesome!
13 Mar 19:11
I've studied sex therapy and it's amazing the affect something like psorasis can have on sexual intimacy. Can cause all kinds of problems! In both males and females :(
13 Mar 21:22
Sometimes it's embarrassing when you have to dust off the bed after getting amourous. And having it on your foof is never comfortable. Ended up being sex free for a couple of months because of it being so bad once.
13 Mar 23:17
Currently, I'm only having sex with myself and I'm much more interested in the orgasm than my psoriasis. However, it would be great to have a partner again someday. Time will tell how that works out!
13 Mar 23:23
Well put Claire ...an empowered female. Wishing you well in finding someone in the future.
15 Mar 14:20
psoriasis on private parts can be an issue,more pain than gain,probably a lot people avoid it for that reason maybe
16 Mar 17:16
My hubby is afraid if we have sex, it might trigger back my P. Is it posible, coz i still have it on my thighs ang legs, but its fading. He dont want to see my sleepless night again so he stop making love to me.
16 Mar 18:19
Have you asked him why he thinks it will trigger an attack? There is no evidence that I am aware of that suggests that sex will exceberate psorasis. In my experience the closeness that you experience & the intimacy far outweighs any negatives. For others it is different.
16 Mar 18:55
16 Mar 18:57
irritated and frustrated.
16 Mar 21:45
I'm getting adverse psriosis last year or so even in my ears. Normally all over rest of my body. I'm on beta blinkers since heart attack 8 years ago and it's come up in some awfully sore places. Anyone else feel same?
16 Mar 22:55
It makes me less confident, but I get over it by remembering that I can't let my wife be unsatisfied.
17 Mar 06:15
Having 2kids, psoriasis doesnt affect to my husband.. Ilove him so much and I'm the one taking care of him with natural remedy..
17 Mar 10:01
If You have the right person beside - no problems at all.
My girlfriend and I are making cream treatment of My skin as a masssage and generaly foreplay :) and the sex is phenomenal after that.
Sex level - PSORIASIS :D
18 Mar 06:55
18 Mar 09:22
i.i don't have a psoriasis problem.i joint her to hepl people who can have this psoriasis problem.
18 Mar 09:33
@rhenmar... You can very easy turn that into a sex game ;)
She's insecure about her weight, I'm about my skin but when we realize that all those things are not important THEN we started to have a good sex life.
And that life is very good :)
18 Mar 20:12
mine as gone 100% now
19 Mar 17:00
It doesn't anymore! It used to make me insecure as I had it in my pubic and groin area - now I just say it's not contagious and get on with it! At the end of the day they are having sex with me and not my psoriasis!
19 Mar 17:02
so true :)
19 Mar 18:47
Really that's so true.
19 Mar 19:34
hello shiela why are you angry with what i wrote please ? judith said its about her not her skin so thats so true ? :)
19 Mar 19:38
Hubby doesn't care so sex is ok, he fucks my body and not my skin problem
19 Mar 19:42
i get an angry for being polite and you say it as it is karen , i saw that i laugh me socks off,thats so blunt haha :)
19 Mar 19:46
everybody angry with me today,whats matter work tomorrow or something,i cant believe,,everyone wants be angry with me then i might aswell leave here,has no effect on my life :)
20 Mar 17:12
What is"sex life"
20 Mar 17:20
When Your psor dosen't affect You ;)
22 Mar 00:49
Psoriasis has no impact of my sex life..Husband loves me and all my faults..
22 Mar 01:59
It really affects.. I can't get naked at all.. Only the upper part will be naked.. tsk tsk
23 Mar 23:04
I havnt got a partner at the moment ,,, but if i did id get undressed in the dark and i couldnt, let him touch where i
23 Mar 23:16
That is so sad Mandy. Believe it or not few people are perfect or confident with their bodies. If it is not their hair line it will be stretch marks, or saggy boobs or flabby stomach. We all here just have scabby skin (okay I have saggy bits as well!!) . If you embrace the wonderfullness of Mandy (cause you are awesome) ...any guy will believe it too. Hold your head up high, leave the lights on & I strut your amazingness.
23 Mar 23:25
Suzie I really love You :)
23 Mar 23:35
Feeling is mutual P4G ....your wit & incredibly fab way of looking at things is ACE. Love U 2
23 Mar 23:45
Glad to hear that :)
Let's get things straight - sex is importmant.
In psor life very important indeed.
24 Mar 00:14
Its so nice to read that many of you have understanding partners :)
24 Mar 09:00
I don't agree with that because I think that the best sexual organ is our brain ;)
And if psor get's into Your brain too much then You're sex life is going to suffer.
And You will be sad.
And You're psor will get worse :)
24 Mar 11:52
I agree that love and care is important, very important, but I think that that is the premises that lead to sex but at the end the pleasure is only in Your head ;)
24 Mar 21:33
I'm married. Arguing over whose turn it is to put the bins out is a bigger passion killer than the psoriasis.
24 Mar 22:04
Gotta agree with P4G that your brain is where all the sex happens especially as a woman. If the brain is not engaged then you can be 'playing' for a really long time & getting nowhere fast. Caring & love is important but it is the art of love making that elevates the relationship. Studies show that couples who do not have sex although they may be close ...do not share the level of intimacy that sexual partners (obviously these are long term) do. It is not the orgasms (although great)...it is the special bond (skin or in our case manky skin on skin). The trusting, the sharing & the total 1 to 1 time.
24 Mar 22:12
Suzie You know stuff :)
24 Mar 22:25
I am actually a fab dinner party guest as I know a load of rubbish that although is no use to anyone,is actually really interesting. I blame Sky personally for putting so many useless documentaries on!
24 Mar 22:27
Suzie, You know I like You a lot :)
24 Mar 22:30
Ditto P4G my fabulous forum witty writing partner. Things would be very dull without you x
24 Mar 22:36
Ok we have x and we add se, and we are fine :)
24 Mar 22:39
P4G ...now THAT made me chuckle. Very funny
24 Mar 23:51
I chukle a lot :)
25 Mar 21:07
Once I had a partner kiss the psoriasis on my leg the first time we had sex. It meant a lot.
27 Mar 15:28
My gf does that a lot, and it's really nice feeling.
I mean not like she has any other option :)
29 Mar 20:48
09 Apr 22:38
it does not
30 Apr 23:24
Well I am still virgin 😁😊😋😉😎 so it's doesn't affect me at all .✌😉
30 Apr 23:50
@ Deleted account, I'm fine....but have nothing to write for the moment. Need to give more information about my 2 Biological treatments I had years ago. It would be better if one Dermatologist calls the other one to get some proof... but no... the patient is included in the administration :D
As soon as my futur change I will tell you.... :-))))
16 May 18:47
I dont have one
16 May 18:50
sorry to hear that mary,what have you tried for your skin, do you have psoriatic arthritis aswell?i hadan outbreak last winter and now its clearing,near clear,
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