The choreographer revealed how her diagnosis impacts her love life in a conversation with radio host Ellen K on The Talk during a discussion of love life dry spells Monday.
"I've been through periods where it's gone a little dry because of my energy, I just can't do it. I want to, but I can't," Inaba confessed. "So sometimes it's not even about want, or you want but you can't. I found it to be a blessing, because I found other ways to keep the relationship strong."
The 49-year-old dancer was recently romantically connected to actor Rob Derringer, but quietly ended their engagement last month.
Concentrating on other nonsexual ways to connect with her romantic partner has been vital in the midst of her health issues, Inaba continued.
"I think the beauty in that is if you're going through a dry spell, then you can at least find other ways to have the intimacy," she said. "There's cuddling ... Let's talk, let's read a book together, let's talk about intimate things, let's find other ways to bond."