Sexuality in male partners of women with fibromyalgia syndrome: A qualitative study

Autoři: Patricia Romero-Alcalá aff001;  José Manuel Hernández-Padilla aff002;  Cayetano Fernández-Sola aff002;  María del Rosario Coín-Pérez-Carrasco aff005;  Carmen Ramos-Rodríguez aff006;  María Dolores Ruiz-Fernández aff002;  José Granero-Molina aff002
Působiště autorů: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Almería, Almería, Spain aff001;  Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine, University of Almería, Almería, Spain aff002;  Adult, Child and Midwifery Department, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom aff003;  Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Temuco, Chile aff004;  Clinical Pharmacy, Málaga, Spain aff005;  Fibromyalgia Association of Almería, Almería, Spain aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224990


The aim of our study was to understand how male partners of women diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome perceive sexuality. Gadamerian hermeneutic phenomenology and the Roy Adaptation Model provided the overall framework for this research study. Eighteen participants were recruited through convenience and purposive sampling. Data collection was conducted between February and July of 2017 and included a focus group and twelve in-depth interviews. Two main themes were extracted: "facing a new sex life" and "resisting the loss of the couple’s sexuality". Fibromyalgia syndrome compromises the couple’s sex life. Enhancing intimacy, skin-to-skin contact (during acute FMS outbreaks), finding new positions, non-coital sex and use of sex toys can increase female desire and help coping.

Klíčová slova:

Anxiety – Copulation – Depression – Fear – Mental health and psychiatry – Fibromyalgia – Lubrication – Female genital mutilation


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