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  1. 1. Sexuality and Illness This information is not written or provided as a treatment guideline but rather suggestions for your sexual health. Please consult with your health care professional if you have concerns or questions. Compiled by Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW. OSW-C. Life with Cancer ®. Fairfax, VA, sage.bolte@inova.org Suggested Lubricants: Adequate lubrication is an important part of positive sexual interaction. Below are listed lubrications that are widely available in pharmacies over the counter. This does not attempt to be a complete list and lubrications are not contraceptives. Vaseline and other petroleum-based gels are not recommended because they are not water-soluble. They also weaken latex and can cause condom tears. Astroglide K-Y Personal Lubricants Replens gel Replens: Inserted by applicator. Lubrin: A suppository (good for women post radiation). Most post-menopausal women find this is a helpful lubricant because it lasts longer. Femigel: Natural product from tea trees. For vaginal dryness. Order on web www.gardenco.uk/ Sylk: Natural product from kiwi fruit vine and purified water. Marketed through Whole Foods. Call 1-888- 853-4773 or email them at genevausa@aol.com Wet: Often only found in adult erotica stores. Very little residue and is not as sticky as some. Vitamin E oil: Available in health food stores. Get as oil and make sure it is only vitamin E for no irritation. Long lasting. (Not to be used as a lubricant with sexual activity, but as one to help with dryness and help improve elasticity of vagina) Albolene - This is not sold as a lubricant, it's actually a makeup remover. It is made up of petrolatum, mineral oil, ceresin, and paraffin. This is oil-based, so do not use with latex condoms. Can also be used as a massage agent. Plain yogurt – This can be used to both help with maintaining the PH balance of the vagina as well as help with moisture. Apply internally daily with either a dilator, applicator or finger. Vaginal Dilators and Periometers: Ask your Dr. for a referral to the local physical therapist or gynecologist who specializes in Women’s health Syracuse Medical Devices, Inc 315-637-9275 Cooper Surgical - Milex Dilators 800-621-1278 PMTx Periometer 888-442-4689 Pure Romance – www.pureromance.com
  2. 2. Websites: Information & Support (Fertility and Sexuality, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Resources) http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/sexuality NCI Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (PDQ) Health Professional Version: http://www.gayhealth.com LGBT information and support http://www.faceit.org Resource for people affected by facial disfigurement: www.sexualhealth.com www.ulmanfund.org A resource for young adults with cancer www.planetcancer.org A resource for young adults with cancer www.i2y.org A resource for young adults with cancer www.youngsurvival.org A resource for young women with breast cancer www.cancerbackup.org www.fertilehope.org A resource on fertility information and support http://www.plannedparenthood.org Variety of discussion, chat and resources for multiple 'disabilities', including the LGBT community: http://sexsupport.org/index.html Sexuality and Disability Webliography (videos, devices, books, etc). http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/i/pdf/WDI/Sex_DisabilityWebliog.pdf Finding a Sex Therapist: The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, http://www.aasect.org Enhancement Aids and Information www.goodvibes.com www.babeland.com www.libida.com www.slumberparties.com www.bettersex.com www.pureromance.com – has a survivorship section on their website Books Ellsworth, P. (2003) One Hundred Questions & Answers about Erectile Dysfunction. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Foley, S., Kope, S., Sugrue. P. (2002). Sex Matters for Women: a Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Kahane, D. H. (1995). No Less a Woman: Femininity, Sexuality and Breast Cancer. 2nd rev. ed. Alamedam, CA: Hunter House. Kroll, K. & Levy Klein, E. (1995) Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships for the Disabled (And the People Who Care About Them) Woodbine House Laken, K. & Laken. V. (2002). Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy. Sandwich, MA: Ant Hill Press. Leiblum, S. & Rosen, R. (2006). Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, 4th Ed. New York: The Guilford Press Metz, M. & McCarthy, B. (2004). Coping with Erectile Dysfunction. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. Schover, L. R. (1997). Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Schover LR, Jensen SB. (1988) Sexuality and chronic illness — a comprehensive approach. New York: The Guilford Press. Zilbergeld, B. (1999). The New Male Sexuality: The truth about men, sex and pleasure. New York: Bantam

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