Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sex and Intimacy and Cancer
It’s been a long time coming but finally I came across an article about how your sex life might be impacted during and after cancer. The article is in CURE Magazine. (Cure is available in your oncologist's office or at any chemo center.)
Written by Lacey Meyer, the article discusses the challenges, feelings, fears and the shame about losing, reclaiming or trying to revive your sex life. Meyer addresses both the patient and the caregiver. The article talks about libido, erectile dysfunction, hormonal changes and the conversations required.
Yes, she does include the requisite bit on cuddling. Sigh. (The “C” word). But brave Lacey Meyer-- she also talks about masturbation and vibrators and getting pleasure.
An open discussion about orgasms is coming soon!