Sex, Intimacy, Breast Cancer, and HOPE!

“Scientists estimate that between 45% and 77% of breast cancer survivors develop sexual problems after treatment, from low desire and poor lubrication to painful intercourse.”

That quote is from The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and they are referencing a 2017 study that was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

The bottom line: No, sister. You are NOT alone.

Back in 2017, like many of you, I was suffering from all three of those common complaints in the breast cancer community. But my oncology team had absolutely zero advice for me. I knew from my other breast cancer support groups that I wasn’t the only one experiencing a dramatic change in my sex life. So I started the Sex After Breast Cancer private support group on Facebook. Women seemed to flock to the group. But just like many other support groups, the group was more about emotional support. None of the women in the group seemed to have found any answers to our issues either.

In 2020, I was finally ticked off enough about breast cancer stealing our intimate lives that I HAD to figure something new out for our women. I KNEW there MUST be answers. But where to find them?

I started with my brand-new gyny. She was also a Women’s Health Educator, so I asked her if she would do some videos with me. She agreed, and the adventure began!

The last two years have been about me attracting and recruiting Contributing Experts in various disciplines to educate use about potential solutions to heal our unseen wounds. Our team is continuing to grow as we learn the specifics about what our women need. Our current Contributing Experts have impressive credentials—

  • Board-Certified Urologist and Sexual Medicine Specialist
  • Medical Doctor—OB/GYN, Rosy Wellness Founder
  • Certified Sexuality Counselor, Practice Clinician, RN
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Christian Sex Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist, Somatic Sexologist, Clinical Sexuality and Intimacy Educator
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Pelvic Health Specialist
  • Holistic Therapist, Certified Grief Facilitator
  • Medical Doctor—OB/GYN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Specialist
  • Life Coach/Relationship Expert
  • Board-Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Internal and Obesity Medicine Specialist
  • Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath
  • E-RYT 500 Master Yoga Instructor, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner
  • Certified Lymphatic Therapist
  • Clinical Thermographer
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Cancer Exercise Specialist
  • Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Healthcare Cost Consultant
  • Clinical Sleep Educator
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor
  • Grief Recovery Specialist, Certified Professional Coach, RN

We’ve recently embarked on a brand-new part of this adventure—every Thursday, one of our experts goes LIVE with me inside the Sex After Breast Cancer group to answer our women’s questions in Sex After Breast Cancer LIVE! And on the fourth Thursday of every month, one of our experts will join me for Sex After Breast Cancer LIVE! COUPLES Edition! We want our husbands and partners to hear from the experts how cancer treatment has affected our bodies and the steps we can take toward healing.

We invite you to join us! There IS hope after a breast cancer diagnosis for your intimate life!

Shared with love by Jan James, Hope After Breast Cancer

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