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Military Service Members returning from deployment often have a difficult time being intimate with their partners. Post-traumatic stress disorder PTSDtraumatic brain injury TBIamputations, Agent Orange exposure Vietnam eraand chronic pain all can affect sexual functioning and relationships. In addition, changes in sex hormones such as thyroid-stimulating hormone, testosterone, and estrogen might appear after a TBI, which can negatively influence sexual functioning. Displaying patience and awareness can help rebuild intimacy. Instead, they need to be able to discuss their feelings about what they experienced rather than the specific details.
In war zones, many Military Service Members witnessed or caused violence to women, children, and others. These negative images and experiences might make sexual activity after deployment especially challenging. Returning Warfighters often are unable to share the details of their deployment.
Sharing information is a predictor of success in relationships. So, military couples must manage around the confines of OPSEC and accept that some things will remain unknown. Instead of focusing on the details of the mission, partners can best serve their warriors by focusing on their feelings about their experiences.
Sharing those emotions will help restore intimacy. Spouses and partners should learn about what to typically expect from a returning warrior. Support and patience go a long way. Sometimes professional help is needed.
Provide love, support, and assistance to get help if and when your Warfighter requests it. Sex and intimacy after deployment might be more difficult after experiencing combat stress. Injuries can initially be an obstacle, but a satisfying sex life is possible with adaptations depending on the injury and good communication.
The following tips can help you reestablish a pleasurable sex life:. Deployment injuries, sex, and intimacy.
Debrief Sex and intimacy after deployment might be more difficult after experiencing combat stress. The following tips can help you reestablish a pleasurable sex life: Think of sex as more than just physical intercourse. Focus on pleasure and expressing your love.
Discuss what brings pleasure to each of you. Not sure.Sex after deployment
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