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For Everyone Touched By Cancer

Sexual Wellness, Dysfunction & Reclaiming Intimacy With A Cancer Diagnosis

Written by Jen Fecher on 
7th April, 2021
Updated: 16th August, 2021
Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

Sexual wellness and dysfunction issues are some of the most reported issues for those facing cancer or illness journey.

These are also the very issues that are often left out of the plan for survivorship and whole healing. Reclaiming Intimacy is an organization that focuses on all aspects of sexual health, sexual wellness, and sexual dysfunction by providing resources, therapeutic aids, educational services and personal intimacy and wellness guides for patients, their friends and family, and medical care providers who need them.

Studies suggest that sexual dysfunction is one of the most common and distressing consequences of treatment, affecting between 50-90% of adult survivors, depending on type of treatment.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Sexual Wellness, Dysfunction &Amp; Reclaiming Intimacy With A Cancer Diagnosis

Reclaiming Intimacy works to break the taboo of discussing intimacy and sexuality in the medical community

They also strive to provide patients holistic options, therapies, and resources to help them to reconnect with themselves, their bodies, and within their relationships. Their goal is to become the resource used for patients and medical staff to reach out to when guidance on intimacy and sexuality is needed.

Both men and women face varying issues with sexual dysfunction throughout their lives.

Some of the most common female-centered issues are vaginal atrophy, vaginal pain, and extreme dryness. For males, those common issues are erectile dysfunction, loss of ability, and painful intercourse. Many people also face loss of libido, lack of desire, the inability to orgasm (or anorgasmia), incontinence, and relationship disconnect.

Their experts are knowledgeable with years of experience with adult sexual education, product knowledge and share a passion for helping others reclaim their intimacy needs, and lives.