- Question from Deandra TX: Facing the possibility of death has made me realize how passionless my marriage has become. What can I do to shake things up?
- Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. Before a breast cancer diagnosis, many women may have been in marriages that met some, but not all of their needs and somehow things seemed to work okay. For many women that I take care of, the breast cancer diagnosis really brings to light what things matter the most. If you are in a relationship that is not fulfilling your needs or is not providing you with excitement, you may be thinking about the same issues you are now expressing. It is certainly possible to improve a relationship that needs work.
- Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. You may want to begin by trying some new ways of getting aroused in your sexual relationship. Sometimes it helps to wear sexy lingerie or to watch an erotic movie together. Read erotic stories together. Or just initiate sex in a more passionate and spontaneous way.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Intimacy and Sexuality featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affect your sex life.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2001.
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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