Dating and relationships

Dating can be exciting, awkward and even a little intimidating. It can be even more daunting if you experience incontinence though.

If you feel comfortable, it can be good to talk to the person you’re dating about incontinence, especially if things are starting to get serious. As with any medical condition, your expectation should be that the important people in your life (including your partner) are understanding, supportive, and positive. This is not always the way it goes, but it helps to be open and honest about any issues.

ReachOut has some more great advice on healthy relationships, dating and intimacy.

Get the support you deserve

Remember that incontinence is medical condition, just like asthma or a sports injury. The people you love should never make you feel embarrassed about your condition. If you don’t feel supported, tell someone else you can trust so they can help you deal with your situation.

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