Flashcards in Exam 3: SCI Sex Deck (10):
What are 5 ways for a SCI pt to get an erection?
~MUSE (penile suppository)
What are 2 main things a SCI pt need to do before sex?
~IC before and after sex
~Bowel program about 2 hours before sex
What are the 3 main problems for a male SCI pt?
What are 2 big risk factors for erectile dysfunction treatments?
~Priapism (prolonged erection) which can lead to permanent damage to the tissue
Psychological- SCI patients
~males can possibly have a psychological erection still
~help by building confidence
~it isn't only about sex- be intimate by holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc
~Have to communicate ALOT
Do SCI patients still have periods?
~it may take 6 months to a year before they become normal again
How does sex change for female SCI pts?
~lubrication decreases (use a water based lubrication)
~the surface sensation and ability of muscles to contraction can change
~orgasms can take longer and/or feel different
Can female SCI pts get pregnant?
Areas of concern with female SCI pt?
~not satisfying a partner
~feeling sexually unattractive/ others viewing as unattractive
~not getting enough personal satisfaction
~preparation too much trouble
~loss of interest
~not liking methods for satisfaction
~autonomic dysreflexia (periods can also cause AD)
~verbal and physical abuse