Sexuality and Intimacy
This fact sheet provides information about how your disease and treatment may affect your sexuality and intimate relationships, along with suggestions for communicating with healthcare professionals, partners and friends. You may also want to read the LLS free fact sheet, Fertility.
Sexuality-related concerns may arise from the physical aspects of your disease or treatment, as well as from emotional aspects. Anger, guilt, or worry - about illness and survival, treatment or finances - may affect sexuality. Some physical or emotional effects resolve over time or when treatment ends. Other effects may be long-lasting.