Sexy After Cancer: 12 Tips on Getting Back Your Sex Life

Expert tips on finding your way back to a sex life that works for you (13 Photos)

Patty Brisben and Keri Peterson on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:45PM

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Sexy After Cancer: 12 Tips on Getting Back Your Sex Life

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Get Plenty of Physical Contact

You may feel that your body has turned traitor. And, depending upon the type of cancer treatment you opted for, you may be walking around with surgical scars, a stoma or even missing body parts. This could make you feel self-conscious … perhaps even ugly. And when you feel that way, you definitely don’t feel sexual. The truth is, your body can be an incredible agent of change, and what it sacrifices to keep you alive and thriving is simply amazing! This is something that perhaps you need to be reminded of. So partners: Listen up. You may be hesitant to make a move on your love muffin, unsure of whether or not they’re ready for intimate contact. But while you’re respectfully keeping your distance, they’re assuming that you no longer find them attractive. Shower them with hugs and kisses and an unexpected grope or two. Those struggling with cancer: Your partner is at a bit of a loss right now. Provide them with the reassurance they need by initiating sultry smooches, or some extreme cuddling sessions.

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