I took a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia over the weekend to speak again to young adults living with arthritis about relationships and intimacy - this time at the Juvenile Arthritis Conference East. I really enjoyed the chance to be on the panel and to discuss this very important topic.
There were a few more young adults in attendance at this session than there were in Phoenix, and we got so many good questions submitted anonymously when we collected the index cards that unfortunately we weren't able to answer them all before running out of time. But hopefully Kirsten and I will be able to address the unanswered questions soon on the Chronic Sex webpage - so I'll be sure to share a link here when we do!
All of those great questions just goes to show that we really do need to keep fighting for more resources addressing how chronic illness can impact relationships and intimacy. I'm still thrilled that the Arthritis Foundation is willing to embrace this topic - and I hope that they continue to do so going forward as it is a topic that ultimately plays a huge role in quality of life for people living with arthritis.