Sex tips for people with breathing problems

February 15th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, February 15 (ANI): The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has come up with tips for those having breathing problems to help them boost their sex lives.

Dr Noemi Eiser, the BLF’s medical director, said people suffering from lung conditions did not have to “compromise on intimacy”.

“It is important that you talk to your partner about any worries and are open-minded and understanding. Creating a comfortable and trusting environment will prevent stress and shortness of breath,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying.

The leaflet Sex and Breathlessness recommended the following advice on sexual positions.

“Have sex when you feel rested and your breathing is at its best”

“Try coughing up phlegm before sex or avoid having sex in the morning when it’s likely you will be producing more phlegm”

“Avoid sex after a heavy meal or alcohol. Your breathing may be more difficult if you have a full stomach and feel bloated”

“If you become very short of breath during intercourse, try pausing to take a few slow, deep breaths from your diaphragm rather than stopping altogether”

“Don’t forget that all intimacy should be for fun and your enjoyment. Laugh and talk over any difficulties.”

It continued: “This is the same for everyone, but for those living with lung conditions it can stop them from enjoying the experience. Enjoying a fulfilling sex life should not be comprised if people are living with a lung condition.” (ANI)

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