Do you deal with chronic pain? Have a chronic illness? Worried about what it means for your sex life and love relationship?
If so, you are not alone.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans live with chronic pain or chronic illness, over 113 million American adults. Despite these numbers, chronic pain and illness can be a source of great shame, loneliness and isolation. Or, it can be a motivator to find pleasure and purpose in each day.
In this exclusive interview, Karen Duffy shares her thoughts about managing life with a chronic illness – and how her chronic pain has changed her relationship to pleasure, sexuality and love. She shares how she navigates life with generosity, humor and authenticity, and what unexpected gifts her illness has revealed in her life.
Karen “Duff” Duffy was at the height of her MTV VJ career when she got diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a chronic and debilitating disease.