We stan a queen who’s not afraid to get real. Julianne Hough recently divulged details about her ongoing struggle with endometriosis, including how it affects her sex life with husband, Brooks Laich. Although things can get a little “frustrating” in the bedroom, the Dancing with the Stars judge and her man have found creative workarounds.
“It can definitely cut things short,” the blonde beauty told Women’s Health about the pain she experiences during intercourse. “Sometimes we’re in the middle and I’m just like ‘Ah, stop!’ The 29-year-old added, “It can be really frustrating.” She and Brooks, 35, tied the knot during a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in Idaho this past August, and the starlet gushed about her hubby’s understanding nature.
“He only wants to love on me and make me feel good,” Julianne continued. “There’s so much intimacy without actually having sex…There are some cool things we’ve learned and it’s literally been awesome.” Hmm…the dancer should definitely dish on these “cool things” soon.
Endometriosis is a “painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Other celebrities like Halsey have come forward to speak about living with the difficult condition.
Julianne has struggled with endometriosis since she was 15 and even underwent surgery in 2010 to help with the symptoms. “You never really realize how bad you’re hurting until after [surgery]. Now I have something to compare it to,” she told Us Weekly at the time. After missing a DWTS taping due to being hospitalized for severe cramping, Julianne decided to make a change for the better.
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She continued, “I feel awesome. I wasn’t going to talk about it and then I was like, You know what? They say only 5 to 10 percent of women have it, but I swear it’s like 40 percent of women. Everyone I talk to has been like, ‘I have the same thing!'”
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The fitness star has definitely made an impact with her openness and has hopefully inspired other women to find help. As for her marriage, these newlyweds seem to be doing just fine.
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