Does sexual activity can reduce Irritable bowel syndrome

Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Sexual activity during irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is difficult but if possible than it can reduce the IBS symptoms.

Sex is an essential part of the life of every human being, whether male or female, because it is a means of reproduction and it also provides peace and comfort.

Patients with IBS It is difficult to have sex unlike people who are living a normal life and do not have IBS.[1]The Incidence of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome – ScienceDirect [2]PayPerView: Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia – Karger Publishers
This is because in an IBS patient, there is a lot of abdominal movement or abdominal problems that are caused by IBS, which makes the person suffer a lot and such people are fine. Can’t perform sex with easily. 

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But on the other hand, it is also clear that if the symptoms of IBS are appearing, then if you do the activity, then the symptoms will be relieved. Because, after sex, the body becomes relaxed and your also sleep.

Your digestive system, which is more active, comes back to normal. If you have IBS-C and there is no movement at all in the digestive system, then sexual activity will be of great benefit to you. In the same way, the gas that was trapped in the intestines also tries to make its way further or further. And after sex, the symptoms of IBS decrease and you feel calm. [3]irritable_bowel_byndrome_ibs.pdf (hopkinsmedicine.org)  

How do IBS patients have sex in IBS?

It has been observed that when the symptoms of IBS are burning, there is a decrease in sexual activity because the patient is already in distress due to which he is not able to perform this  properly. IBS can have a painful sex.

How can your sex reduce your IBS?

The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps.

  • Give yourself time
  • Keep yourself relaxed and do not put any pressure on the brain at all.
  • You drink a lot of water, you use more water than necessary to fill the stomach. The water shortage will be met
  • Ask your partner to be more involved in sex. Doing so will make you more motivated and inclined towards sex
  • Try to take your partner after one day 
  • Take selected food that can reduce your symptoms

If the symptoms of IBS are due to overeating, then you should use the medicine prescribed by your doctor and than try to do sexual activity.

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik

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