Womb cancer, its treatments and their side effects may affect your sex life and how you feel about yourself as a woman. This should slowly improve after treatment finishes. But for some women, it may take longer. Try not to think that sex is never going to be important in your life again. There may be a period of adjustment for you, and for your partner if you have one.
Cuddles, kisses and massages are affectionate and sensual ways of showing how much you care for someone, even if you do not feel like having sex. You can wait until you and your partner feel ready. There is no right or wrong time.
It is common to feel nervous about sex after cancer treatment. But it is perfectly safe for both you and your partner. At first, it may help to take more time to relax and for your partner to be very gentle.
Tell your doctor or nurse if you are having problems with your sex life. They may be able to reassure you and offer help and support. If you feel uncomfortable talking to your doctor or nurse, you can call us on 0808 808 00 00. You may find it helpful to talk to a sex therapist. You can contact a therapist through the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.