September 29, by macbethmetcalf. NOT everybody gets to be naked in the shower. A Naked Shower, by my definition, is a shower in which you are completely naked and unattached to any medical device AND with no medical device accessory stuck to your body. I have had type 1 diabetes for 35 years and for the last 15 years have worn an insulin pump. These items are stuck to or attached to my body nearly every moment of every single day.
Sex and the Single Insulin Pump
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Sex with an insulin pump is a hot topic on diabetes websites. Andrea Z. But for others, being intimate with someone, especially for the first time, brings up self-conscious thoughts and insecurities. Some people wonder if they can still be seen as sexually attractive with tubes attached. Others wonder if asking a partner to shift because he or she is pressing on the pump will kill the mood. Results vary, of course, but the good news is that sex with a pump is not only doable, but can be pleasurable, according to most pump users. Sparling chooses to disconnect the pump before sex.
Tethered To The Body
Meet Maggie Hunts — international speaker, comedian, singer, and author. Having lived with diabetes for more than 25 years, Maggie travels the world sharing her experiences and showing others that you can live a happy and healthy life with diabetes. When I wear a new outfit, if I feel weird in it, that awkwardness is what translates to other people. Now that could look weird.
Neither is the white mesh adhesive patch on my naked abdomen or the length of nylon tubing that connects the patch to the pump. There is only illness, and there is no way to make that sexy. After several years as a medical device wearer, I know. Negligees and nudity are impractical, because neither provides much to clip the device to. Clothes and pajamas, on the other hand, have waistbands or pockets, which keep the pump steady during the prelude of kissing and touching.