Having sex after a heart attack – Zena’s story

Having sex after a heart attack – Zena’s story

August 6, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


My name is Xena Jones I’m 62 and I had a heart attack last June whilst I was on holiday in this country following the heart attack, my sex life
plummeted I was scared, anxious, frightened of moving let alone doing anything to do with sex I felt guilty that I couldn’t do the things we did before I didn’t want to try I felt guilty about him becoming my carer for that period of time it’s still there in the back of my mind what happens if…? other anxieties that I have is about losing control and losing control of my heart rate things like is my heart going to explode am I going to get incredibly breathless how I initially overcame this fear I waited until I was half way through cardiac rehab when I felt right we entered into sexual activity I was referred to a counsellor and I talked through everything for me it was about being in contol of the situation so all I would say is set your own parameters your own boundaries what you feel you can do what you want to do hugging and kissing and holding hands and just holding eachother and sometimes that’s as important and as fulfilling and don’t feel pressurised it is about deciding for you what is the most comfortable for you