If arthritis flares up and your doctor suggests low-impact exercise, consider skipping that bike ride for a dose of sexual healing. According to sex therapist Marty Klein, Ph.D. , sex is excellent medicine for osteoarthritis sufferers. He notes that sex is full of anti-inflammatory, mood- elevating endorphins and gentle, muscle building movement. For maximum benefits, schedule a sex date, warm up joints with asexual physical activity or a warm shower, and take a pain reliever to head off discomfort. During and after sex, engage your whole body, be open to toys and new positions, and communicate what works best with your partner. Finally, consider joint replacement if sexual enjoyment is severely hampered.

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