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Talking To A Partner About Sex After Breast Cancer

Talking To A Partner About Sex After Breast Cancer

Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Stephanie Ross offers tips on how to overcome some of the barriers people face when talking to their partners about sex during and after breast cancer treatment.

Many people struggle with being intimate during and after breast cancer treatment. Surgery can change the way you look and feel about yourself, as well as change the sensations your breasts feel. Hormonal therapy can lower your libido and make sex painful. You may be afraid that having your breasts or other areas touched will be painful. And you may be fatigued and feeling exhausted. Talking to your partner about all this can feel overwhelming.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Ross discuss:

  • how people can get more comfortable talking about sex
  • tips on overcoming some of the most common issues, including body image, painful sex, loss of libido
  • the best time to bring up the topic
  • different professionals that can help with sex and intimacy issues

Listen now or read the transcript.