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Sexual Health, Intimacy, and Metastatic Disease: Reclaiming Your Sexual Self

Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, discusses how women with metastatic breast cancer can redefine sexual health.
Feb 15, 2017

Dr. Sage Bolte conducts lectures, workshops, and training to both patient and healthcare professional groups on the topic of the sexual self and cancer survivorship. Her goal is to help empower patients to reclaim their sexual selves in spite of the many physical and emotional changes they may experience from their cancer diagnosis and to help healthcare professionals feel more comfortable and knowledgeable to assess and address the sexual health needs of their patients.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Bolte talk about:

  • how women diagnosed with metastatic disease can redefine sexual health so they’re fulfilled and satisfied

  • tips for women who are having vaginal pain/dryness, including stretching and strengthening exercises

  • why it’s important to remember libido starts in the brain, not necessarily the body

  • how to start a conversation with a partner about what is pleasurable right now and how what’s desired may change

About the guest
Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C

Dr. Sage Bolte is executive director of Life With Cancer and also serves as associate director of psychosocial program for the Inova Health System. She is an internationally recognized educator and speaker on sexual health, intimacy, and relationships among people diagnosed with cancer and other chronic diseases.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:47 PM

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