This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Sexuality and Intimacy After Burn Injury. Ashley Overturf, OTR, discusses myths about sex after burn injury.
Ashley Overturf, O.T.
North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Some of the myths about sex after burn injuries, that you can’t do it. You can’t have sex, or that it might be painful. And I guess that’s not really a myth, but there’s some truth to that. If you don't do it in a way that is comfortable for you, then it might be uncomfortable, obviously.
Other myths might be that you can’t feel, but it might just be a different kind of feeling. So I think going into sex, just have the expectation that things are going to be different, but it’s worth trying and it’s worth trying to sort through all of those problems together.
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