According to Deborah Kotz, author of “Sex After Breast Cancer” (U.S.News & World Report, August 5th, 2008), “nowhere in this burst of coverage have I seen information on a that's rarely talked about: how tough it is for breast cancer patients to maintain an active sex life.”
Because many cancer survivors experience difficulty getting their feelings back due to treatments, medications and a drop in estrogen, many health experts suggest incorporating “sex toys” for both self-pleasure and intimacy with a partner. Gina Shaw, on WebMD suggests that “Your ‘getting my groove back’ tool kit” should include “various sex toys”.
In “Sex After Breast Cancer”, for ExpressMilwaukee.com, Laura Anne Stewart, MPH, quotes Dorian Solot, a sex educator, author of the book, I Love Female Orgasm: An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide, and a nine-year breast cancer survivor: "Because of both physical and emotional changes, it may take longer than it used to … to get turned on” She goes on to state the need for more warm up time and suggests incorporating “extras that can spark a sexual flame”, including “sex toys” and “other 'edgy' sexual adventures that may not have previously been part of your sexual relationship pre-cancer.”
On BreastCancer.org., Dr. Marisa Weiss, states: “Masturbation is a normal form of sexual activity and release. It provides innocent pleasure and keeps your body healthy. I tell my patients it's a form of exercise and conditioning for the vagina—which has suffered considerable change and lack of use during breast cancer treatment. ”
We at Natural Contours® can think of no greater way to support breast cancer survivors than to provide them with a sweet, gentle intimate vibrator that can help bring pleasure back in to their lives and regain the intimacy they once had with their partners. The PETITE PINK RIBBON™ can be used during lovemaking with a partner or alone.
Natural Contours® is proud to contribute a portion of the sales proceeds of the PETITE PINK RIBBON™ to Breast Cancer Action (BCAction.org). We encourage women to visit BCAction.org to learn how to avoid toxins that contribute to breast cancer, and read about their “Think before you pink” campaign that exposes “pink washers”: companies that purport to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon campaign while manufacturing products that are linked to the disease.