Sex and bleeds in males

Common questions about bleeds in males with bleeding disorders that are related to sex include bleeds in the penis, blood in semen and psoas bleeds. It can be embarrassing to talk about them, but all bleeds need to be taken seriously. And don’t worry – you are not the only one who’s had these questions! 

In this series of Q&As, Scott Russell, A/Prof Chris Barnes, Simone Sheridan and Penny McCarthy explain how these bleeds can occur, and who to talk to for help with managing them.

Please note: These videos discuss intimate relationships, sexual acts and parts of the body in clear language. Some people may not be comfortable with this content.

Sex and psoas bleeds
Bleeds in the penis
Blood in semen
About the series

These videos are excerpts from the Q&A that was included in the Sex, sexuality and intimacy session at the 2021 Australian Conference on Haemophilia, VWD and Rare Bleeding Disorders. View the rest of the session.

Scott Russell, haemophilia physiotherapist, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
A/Prof Chris Barnes, haematologist and Haemophilia Treatment Centre Director, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Penny McCarthy, Haemophilia Nurse Consultant, Ronald Sawers Haemophilia Centre, The Alfred, Melbourne
Simone Sheridan, Sexual Health Nurse Consultant, Austin Hospital, Melbourne
Alex Coombs, Social Worker, Ronald Sawers Haemophilia Centre, The Alfred, Melbourne

Date last reviewed: October 2022