General Information

Hip pain can be so difficult when trying to do normal activities, including sex! Pain, stiffness, fatigue, anxiety, and positioning difficulties can get in the way. On top of that, your back or knees can also hurt, making matters even worse.


Women with hip arthritis might have even more problems with sex after a hip replacement than a man. This is because certain sex positions you typically use can be uncomfortable for your hips.

Your partner might shy away from sex because they’re afraid of hurting you. You can try taking narcotic or over-the-counter pain medicine prior to sex unless it makes you drowsy or you have other side effects.

Once you’ve decided to have a  hip replacement surgery, you can look forward to more comfortable sex without pain or anxiety.  Some studies report return to sexual relations as a benefit of hip replacement.