Question: Can Diabetes Affect You Sexually?

How does diabetes affect a man sexually?

Erectile dysfunction — the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sex — is common in men who have diabetes, especially those with type 2 diabetes.

It can stem from damage to nerves and blood vessels caused by poor long-term blood sugar control..

How does diabetes affect a woman sexually?

Vaginal dryness is the most common sexual issue for women who have diabetes. High blood sugar levels can harden the blood vessels in the vaginal wall. That can affect lubrication and make sex uncomfortable.

Can you take Viagra if you have diabetes?

Men with diabetes having trouble with achieving and/or maintaining an erection can take oral medications like sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca,Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn).

Is diabetes transmitted sexually?

It’s impossible to get diabetes from another person. You can’t get diabetes from having sex, but you can get lots of other diseases or infections — like hepatitis, herpes, or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). The only way to completely avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is abstinence.