IS PSORIASIS CONTAGIOUS?
YOUR CONDITION AND INTIMACY

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One of the most important issues for someone with psoriasis can be intimacy. First off, psoriasis isn’t contagious, so let’s get that out of the way now. If you’re getting close with somebody new, when you’re ready to tell them about your condition, explain that it’s not an infection, and share what you are and aren’t comfortable with. We’ll give you a moment to take a sigh of relief.

There may be social and emotional situations that arise as you get closer. Here are some tips on how to handle those moments:

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Be Open

Once you are comfortable talking about psoriasis with others, having an open conversation can help you feel more relaxed and confident as things progress.

 

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Be Confident

Unless you learn to accept your psoriasis first, it’s going to make it that much harder for someone else to. Once you’re comfortable in your own skin, you might find everything else is going a lot smoother.

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Be Diligent

Self-care is important, especially if you have sensitive areas that are affected by psoriasis. Remember to stay diligent about managing your psoriasis, no matter the situation.

 

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Be Positive

There’s always a bright side to things. Once you’re comfortable sharing your condition with others, being open and upfront about your psoriasis can help build a stronger bond in the beginning of your relationship.

REMEMBER:

It’s important to tell your partner how psoriasis does and does not affect your body. When you are comfortable enough to share about your condition, being honest and open about all aspects of your psoriasis can open the door to conversation and give you the reassurance you need.