Ulrika Jonsson reveals how arthritis affects her love life

Ulrika Jonsson has opened up about the realities of dating while living with arthritis, explaining that it’s not the sexiest condition.

Talk to The sunthe 54-year-old presenter explained that she often wakes up in agony due to arthritis in her hips.

“I make a joke about it because I think it’s the best way to put it, but it’s definitely not something I would bring to the table on a first date – unless let me just make a joke of it, it’s not really what you want to put your profile on,” she said.

Jonsson, who has been married three times, continued: “I’m not in a relationship – when I was married I mean sleeping next to someone isn’t ideal if you’re awake or in pain. .”

The presenter went on to say that arthritis can also affect your sex life with a partner.

“It’s bound to affect relationships and people around you and your ability to be intimate maybe,” she said.

“I’ve learned to accept my arthritis because I’ve had it for so long, but also to try not to fight it, to try to accept it and to work with it.

“I laugh and joke about it, if it takes me a while to get up out of a chair, I’ll say ‘oh here comes the arthritis again’ and I think maybe people think I’m joking and that I just take the mickey but it’s actually real and happening. It’s a big part of who I am.

According to the NHS, arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

In the UK, over 10 million people suffer from arthritis or other similar conditions that affect the joints.

You can read more about the condition here.

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