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Sex and breathlessness

Living with a lung condition that leaves you short of breath can get in the way of sex and relationships. Sex is important – it’s a human need like eating, exercising and sleeping. So this information aims to make things easier for you and your partner to enjoy your love life.

Sex is an important part of life for many people, and this doesn’t have to change because you or your partner has a lung condition.

This information provides advice on how to manage your breathlessness during sex and what medications can affect your sex life.