A new intimacy guide aims to support people with Parkinson’s disease in the US


Author: Sarah McGrathPublished: 9 March 2023

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Does sexual wellness in the Parkinson’s community need more focus? It’s an area that the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and media brand Havas Health Plus have targeted through the launch of a free intimacy guide.

Available to people in the US, ‘The ParkinSex Booklet & Kit’ aims to support those whose relationships may have been impacted by emotional and physical distance linked to the condition. Alongside an educational guide, the kit includes items such as candles, coupons for adaptative clothing and massage stones.

Following a positive response to an initial pilot distribution of the guides in the US, there is now a waitlist for future kits.

Commenting on the launch in a press release, APDA president and CEO Leslie Chambers said: “The challenges of Parkinson’s can often result in intimacy and connection getting left behind. This is why we created ‘The ParkinSex Booklet & Kit’, to help people with [the condition] receive intimacy in new ways.”

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