Seven in ten men with chronic disease MS experience erectile dysfunction but rarely talk about it, according to experts.

Men with MS may find they struggle to get an erection and between 35 and 50 per cent of men with MS have problems with delays in ejaculation or not being able to ejaculate at all.

Research shows up to 80 per cent of women who have MS also experience sexual problems at some stage in their lives.

While most people find talking about sex with doctors awkward - a 2012 paper titled ‘Why don’t healthcare professionals talk about sex’, found that only six per cent of practitioners initiated discussions about sexual health problems on a regular basis.

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