- Question from Kirsten W: I don't know about anyone else, but trying to act like sex is sexy while being bald is impossible for me! I look at my boyfriend while we're in the act, and I just feel ridiculous! Talk about a new level of nakedness. But wearing a wig in bed feels even weirder. Any suggestions?
- Answers - Kara Nakisbendi There was a great Desperate Housewives scene on this. I think it comes down to experimenting and communicating as far as what you feel comfortable with and what your partner feels comfortable with. In the show, the husband stated there was one time he wanted to pretend they weren't dealing with cancer. So she wore the wig and that was appealing to him. She felt that this is the way it is and you have to accept me for what I am. I think both are true, but I think there needs to be some play around or communicating. Possibly your partner isn't bothered by the lack of hair and it's just a fear that you have.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Sex, Intimacy, and Breast Cancer featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. and Kara Nakisbendi, M.D.answering your questions about sexual side effects of breast cancer and breast cancer treatment, and what you can do about them.
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