Having a stroke doesn’t directly change how your reproductive system works, but it can change how you experience sex and how you feel about your body. Depression, a decreased ability to communicate, and certain medications may also decrease your desire for sexual activity.
One physical issue that can affect your sex life is paralysis. It’s still possible to engage in sexual activity, but you and your partner will likely need to make adjustments.
There are different types of strokes. Symptoms and rehabilitation can vary based on the type of stroke and its severity. Learn more about strokes, risk factors, prevention, and recovery time.