Monday, November 15, 2010


A friend (and soon-to-be neighbor!) of mine is involved with a film currently in production called The Young Invincibles, "a film about sex, jobs and family in your 20's and 30's.  A film about life...with cancer."  When she told me about what she was working on, I mentioned a post I'd written last year about sexuality and cancer, because not only did I think it might be useful to her, I like it when people read my blog.

Get ready, festival circuit

It was useful!  She wrote a post a couple weeks ago, called Cancer and the Big O, featuring info about a haunting exhibit of photographs taken of women and their mastectomy scars, sex tips for cancer survivors, and also...yours truly!  The blog has a lot of other really good information, about cancer and pink lemonade flavored lube, as well as about film making and production.  These are things I totally geek out on, so it's a major bonus to have them all in the same place.

That's not me, but there is someone just like her in me somewhere.

Michelle, for that is the name of the woman of which I speak, says that she's learned that people with cancer do need the kind of support from their partners that everyone thinks about - doing more around the house, becoming the primary wage earner, providing strength and comfort, and whatnot.  However, these needs don't somehow negate the need for affection and feeling sexy and desired.  Sickness changes sex, there's no doubt about it, but if couples can learn to adapt their lovemaking to account for those changes, sex can do some serious good.

Thank you, Michelle, for saying nice things about me on the internet, for raising awareness about how to be young and sexy with cancer, and for being an all-around kick-ass female!  Do you have any experience with sex and cancer?  I'd love to hear about your experience!

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