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Neha922

477d

I’m wondering how others manage sex & IBS especially constipation/flatulence heavy - I’ve been in so many awkward situations and want to know what others are doing!

    • seedling

      477d

      The only person I feel comfortable with sexually is the one I've been with for 5 years. :/ They know what I deal with in regular life (not just the bedroom) and how IBS symptoms affect me so there are no surprises in the bedroom. And if I feel weird I can say it. And they don't care. Anyone else I've been with, I am extremely self conscious about this stuff too. It's not fun. I've had a really embarrassing moment actually that I don't even feel comfortable saying on an anonymous platform lol sooooo I. GET. IT. I wish it were as simple as, go find you someone you can be comfortable with too. Because it's not. :/

    • Dodo21

      477d

      I try to avoid sex if I am too bloated or constipated because it could be painful. I try to control flatulence with simeticone, which is usually quite effective. Your partner should be informed about the fact your condition could make sex very uncomfortable, painful or unplesant for you. Xx

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One user mentioned that they have accepted their GI-related issues and use humor to normalize it, as everybody experiences bloating, gas, and other digestive problems. They also recommend talking to a therapist to help process any negative thoughts and feelings around the symptoms. It's important to communicate with your partner about your condition and find ways to manage it together.

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