Reason for increased sex drive?


Question from Janet W.: Lately I actually want to make love to my partner MORE. Why do you think that is?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. I have taken care of a number of women who have experienced this. In my discussion with them, we kind of discovered together that their increased desire represented their need and commitment to feel alive and present in the moment; that sometimes the diagnosis of breast cancer makes you really identify and appreciate the things, the people, the feelings, the words that you cherish most. And for the women I have taken care of, it seems that sex became a highlight, as it was during and after sex that they felt most connected with their partner and most vital and alive.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2001, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Intimacy and Sexuality. Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affect your sex life.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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