- Question from Cherry: Since my cancer I've thought of younger men, or I am having thoughts of them. I feel over sexual. Is this part of the fear of dying? That I'm wanting more youth?
- Answers - Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. I suppose that is possible, but these may also be normal feelings that women have at stages of their lives when they think about what they may have missed or would still like to experience. I hope you meet a nice, younger man! In a recent survey of breast cancer survivors, those most satisfied with their sex lives were the small group who had found a new partner since their diagnosis.
- Marisa Weiss, M.D. Learning from this survey, you may be able to uncover a new side of your current sex partner. It's worth investigating.
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.
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