Oral sex safe during chemo?

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Question from Missy: What about oral sex? Is it safe for me and my husband during chemotherapy?
Answers - Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. Some chemotherapy drugs can get into the vaginal lubrication, so you may want to avoid oral sex for a few days after chemotherapy or have your husband use a dental dam - a square of latex that prevents his mouth from touching your vaginal fluid.

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.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2008.

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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