Sex life


I’m 48 and was diagnosed at 43. I’ve always had an adventurous sex life and have been with current girlfriend for 3 years. Recently Parky has been getting worse and sadly it’s causing problems with having sex. Without going into detail I can’t sustain anything and can’t move with any fluidity.
Does anyone have any advice on how they manage or am I going to have to come to terms with a sexless future. It’s depressing and emasculating…:pensive:


Have you tried Viagra?


Viagra helps but once my body starts to seize up and stops fluid movements it doesn’t last. It’s as if my mind is so focused on trying to move that once it seizes up…everything folds.


Hi @Digs43,

I hope all is well.

Problems with sex is quite common among people with Parkinson’s which is why we have an extensive amount of information on this as well as support on our website.

If you need additional support and would like to speak to someone about your situation in more detail, please feel free to contact our helpline service on 0808 800 0303. One of our advisers will be more than happy to help you.

I hope you find the above information useful.

Many thanks,


Search for “sexual dysfunction kegel exercises”


You’re not the only one.
A lowering of my sex drive was one of the first things I noticed.
Nothing much has helped .
I was prescribed sildenafilo which helped a bit.
From a very high sex drive to zilch in about three years.


There may be another way. I remember when I was being assessed for DBS, I was given a challenge dose of Sinemet that was three times my normal dose. I felt fantastic! I could move fluidly, my aches and pains gone. It might be that a temporary increased dose of medication may help other aspects of one’s life. Obviously this is something that should be discussed with a medical professional.