Sex Drive and Breast Cancer

Posted on May 11, 2018

Cancer and treatment take an emotional and physical toll so large that it's often difficult to enjoy sexual intimacy again. It is difficult to give and receive pleasure after spending so much focus to fight the cancer in our body. Sometimes it is a struggle to be emotionally vulnerable with a partner, let alone sexually intimate.

On MyBCTeam, the social network and online support group for women facing breast cancer, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Intimacy issues are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about intimacy issues:

I've lost my sex drive after treatment. Does it ever come back?

My chemo port goes in soon. How does that impact sex? Do I need to keep it from being bumped?

Any advice for vaginal dryness?

Here are some conversations about intimacy issues:

A member shares some of her feelings in regards to intimacy and how she feels about her scars.

A member shares her guilt around not being physical with her husband.

A member shares her recent experience with vaginal bleeding after intercourse.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyBCTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I've been on an estrogen blocker for a year now, sex drive has been very low. My husband has been having issues with ED prior to my diagnosis and we've… read more

posted 5 days ago


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