There Is Sex After Breast Cancer
Dealing With Vaginal Dryness
Experiencing Sex After a Mastectomy
Getting Into the Mood
- Your partner touches the back of your body for 15 minutes, and then the front of your body for another 15 minutes, avoiding your breasts and genitals. You then do the same for your partner.
- You touch one another for the same amount of time, but this time you can allow your partner to touch your genitals and breasts, and you can touch your partner's genitals. If you're uncomfortable, just stick with the first step until you're ready to progress.
Not Feeling Ready
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org
Breast Cancer Action http://www.bcaction.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Update Date: 10/00/2013 -
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