Symptom Detail

sexual dysfunction


MS does not affect the basic fertility of either men or women, although sexual problems may interfere with the ability of a man with MS to father a child.


Symptoms of sexual dysfunction can include: reduced sensation, loss of libido, vaginal dryness in women or difficulty achieving an erection in mean and trouble achieving an orgasm in both men and women.

Important Facts

MS can interfere directly or indirectly with orgasm. In women and men, orgasm depends on nervous system pathways in the brain, and pathways in the sacral, thoracic, and cervical parts of the spinal cord. If these pathways are disrupted by plaques, sensation and orgasmic response can be diminished or absent.


MS damages the nerve pathways that run through the spinal cord connecting the brain and sexual organs. This will directly affect arousal and orgasm in MS patients. Sexual dysfunction can also stem from fatigue or spasticity, as well as psychological factors.


For men: 1. Viagra ( 2. Levitra ( 3. Cialis ( 4. Injectable medications such as Papaverine and Phentolamine For women: Liquid or jellied, water-soluble personal lubricants