Bowel problems are complications with the digestive tract. Symptoms can be painful and difficult to cope with and make bowel problems and a sex life a difficult match. Symptoms can be urgent and embarrassing to those afflicted, including gas and waste difficulties.

Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Cancers (colon, rectal, colorectal, intestinal, stomach), and other bowel issues can complicate the sex lives of those affected. Studies have found that up to 1/3 of women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome experience problems with their sexual functioning and report that it affects their intimate relationships.

When Love Hurts focuses on the intricacies of a woman’s sexual experiences, which is the focus in the following. 

Bowel disorders affect men and women of all races, ages, and other demographics. Denmark and the United States have respectively high rates of bowel disorders. It is increasingly common in northern, urban areas. Copenhagen is no exception.


Let us, first of all, get one thing straight: visit your doctor to find out if you have a bowel disorder. Then let us get the anatomy right. The stomach sits at the bottom of the sternum.  The intestine sits under the stomach. Behind the navel is the small intestine and in a wreath, round … Continue reading DO I HAVE BOWEL DISORDER ?


Sex and bowel disease can be a complicated and challenging experience.  The intestines are very close to the female reproductive organs,  which explains being sexually active can be very hurtful. Between the digestive system and the brain, large numbers of nerve signals are being sent back and forth over the course of a day.  These … Continue reading SEX AND BOWEL DISEASE