Dating after cancer
We regularly receive questions about what to tell either a current or future sex partner about HPV, for example.The better educated you are about HPV, the easier it is to give partners the information needed to answer common questions.She also works with both women and men struggling to regain their sexuality and intimacy post-treatment.Many survivors aren't aware that there are items, exercises and treatments that can help them.
Other people think, If I’m not dating now it’s not an issue. You need to deal with it If you’ve had any type of gynecological cancer, lube is going to be your best friend.How did you redefine sex and intimacy for yourself? Part of the homework I give men and women— When you look at yourself, tell me what you see. I’ve never had anyone, no matter the age group, in all my cancer talk about sex and intimacy, who’s started with anything good.In my own eyes and my husband's eyes, I’m a perfect 10, but if I'm walking down the street, I don’t look like the magazine covers. So I flipped it: Tell me what you love about yourself?Coconut oil is perfect for putting in your vagina and using as lube. If you’re a reality TV fan like myself, you might think, it sounds like what the do! In many cases, insurance won’t cover it, but we’ve seen with the right doctor and the right type of letter, they've gotten insurance to cover it.
Or, you may find a doctor willing to donate or discount services.
Because part of a good quality of life beyond cancer is your sexual self. Email them or call them on the phone if it’s too hard to do it face-to-face. If something is not functioning the same way or how you think it should be functioning, speak up.