• Sex After Breast Cancer

    Sex After Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer – two little words that can have a massive effect on any woman’s sex life. The medication prescribed for breast cancer and the draining side-effects of treatment can be an even bigger blow to your libido too.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Many women, of all ages, suffer with sexual problems after being treated for breast cancer, the most common being vaginal dryness and discomfort.

    Sex expert Suzi Godson, recently commented on the issue of sex after breast cancer in The Times and asked for some Lovehoney recommendations to help women conquer the pain that accompanies sex after treatment.

    The products that we sent to the lady seeking advice and that we personally recommend include:

    Berman Center Dilator Set- Berman Center Dilator Set
    A series of smooth plastic cones that come in different sizes to help stretch the vagina. The Berman Center Dilator Set allows you to start small and slowly progress to bigger sizes, in a comfortable and satisfying way. Made of pure silicone, they are easy and safe to use, even on fragile skin.

    - Astroglide Lubricant
    A water-based lubricant that is ultra light and super slippery, making it quick and easy to use for lubricant beginners.

    Probe Personal Lubricant Thick- Probe Personal Lubricant Thick
    Laboratory formulated to mimic the body’s own natural lubrication, Probe lubricant is ideal for women who have been through breast cancer treatment as it is pH neutral and non-irritating to the delicate skin of the vagina. The thicker formula feels fantastic and can be used for all kinds of sex.

    - KY Long Lasting Vaginal Moisturiser
    Non-irritating, non-hormonal and fragrance-free, this vaginal lubricant is designed to last for days  not minutes! The special applicators dispense a smooth lubricant into the vagina and help to promote vaginal health and completely quell any pain for up to 4 days at a time.

    Yes Oil-Based Lubricant- Yes Oil-Based Organic Lubricant
    As one of the only oil-based lubricants that can be used in the vagina, Yes uses entirely organic ingredients that moisturise and soothe the vagina. The thicker formula lasts for longer and provides a comfortable, yet barely noticeable, cushioning that feels fantastic for both you and your partner.

    Comments (2)

    • Jan Edmonds: September 21, 2009 09:57
      I read Suzi Godson's article with interest and can relate to the problems following breast cancer and subsequent treatment. I understand from her article that Ruth at Lovehoney has volunteered to give a special selection. Any help or advice would be welcome. I would certainly consider the use of cones to, which I can order separately. Many thanks in advance for your help and advise. Kind regards, Jan Edmonds.
    • LoveHoney - Carly: September 21, 2009 16:26
      Hi Jan,

      You can see the products that Ruth sent to the lady, in the blog above. These products are all recommended for women who have had problems after treatment for cancer. The blog also includes some great tips on how to use each product and what they do.

      Have a read and maybe consider if any are right for you?


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