What are some practical ways couples can deal with their struggles in the bedroom?
It’s tremendously difficult for the average couple to talk about a sexual dysfunction—whether it is an erectile problem or an inability to orgasm. Your best first step is to educate yourself on what is going on with your body; then educate your partner and together have a conversation about what you can do about your situation.
There are plenty of books or go on the internet (but please be careful on the internet as there is a lot of dubious misinformation). Research and bookmark what is happening to you.
Give your partner the information and ask them to read. Afterwards have a conversation about the diagnosis—keeping your conversation to the scientific and factual makes it much easier to discuss.
Very important: focus and talk about what you can do as couple instead of what you cannot do. If intercourse is no longer possible, it’s no use to focus on that. Instead focus on the sensual, erotic side of sex—which is the best part of sex.