- Question from Alison 2: Dr. Schover, ‘sexy lingerie’ just shows scars and makes us feel repulsive. Any other ideas?
- Answers - Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. Some women are more comfortable with romantic low lighting. It may help to begin by making love with just one candle in the room and get used to how you feel in that situation before you expose your body more fully to your lover. You may also find lingerie that covers your scars, depending on how kinky you like your lingerie. For example, some women wear bras that have the nipple area cut out.
- Marisa Weiss, M.D. Sometimes you have to be creative. If there is lingerie that you used in the past that you still really love, you can add lace or fur or other materials to cover the scars if that would make you more comfortable.
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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