The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer

Treatment for breast, gynecological and other cancer can have a devastating effect on sexuality. The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer is a guide to overcoming the sexual difficulties, written by a husband-and wife team of certified sexuality counselors who has dealt with cancer in their own lives. They explain the effects of different cancer therapies on a woman’s sexual function, lay out the 4-step AIDA system for regaining your sense of self, and provide a roadmap to rebuilding your sex life that includes how to communicate with your partner, getting emotionally and sexually reacquainted with each other, and having sensual sex. Chapters on talking with a doctor, what to do if you’re single, and on moisturizers, lubricants, prescription and over-the-counter and herbal products round out the book. Many practical suggestions and examples from women who have gone through the experience of breast and gynecological cancers are included, as well as strategies recommended by top sexual health professionals. Written in plain, frank language, this is a reader-friendly, proactive, practical and optimistic guide for women and couples struggling with sexual difficulties after cancer. The goal is to help readers cope and take the necessary action to make their sex lives as vibrant, vital, and fulfilling as they would like.

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