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Resources for Intimacy, Sexuality, and Cancer

This comprehensive reference was compiled by Leslie Vietmeier, ARNP-BC, from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Survivorship Clinic and consists of:

Help from SCCA

Books

  • Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy
    by Keith Laken
  • Man, Cancer, Sex
    by Anne Katz
  • Woman, Cancer, Sex
    by Anne Katz
  • After You Ring The Bell… 10 Challenges for the Cancer Survivor
    by Anne Katz
  • Intimacy After Cancer: A Woman’s Guide
    by Sally Kydd and Dana Rowett
  • Sexy After Cancer: Meeting Your Inner Aphrodite on the Breast Cancer Journey by Barbara Musser
  • Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer
    by the American Cancer Society
  • Sexuality for the Man with Cancer
    by the American Cancer Society
  • Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer
    by Leslie R. Schrorer
  • Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients
    by Mark Moyad
  • A Gay Man’s Guide to Prostate Cancer
    by Gerald Perlman and Jack Drescher
  • Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer
    by John Mulhall
  • Coming Out of Cancer:  Writings from the Lesbian Cancer Epidemic
    edited by Victoria A. Brownsworth
  • Sexy Ever After
    by Patty Brisben and Keri Peterson, MD
  • Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido
    by Jill Blakeway
  • Best Women’s Erotica (Series)
    published by Cleis Press
  • Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future
    by Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie and Kathy Ruccione
  • Intimacy and Sexuality for Cancer Patients and Their Partners: A Booklet of Tips and Ideas for Your Journey of Recovery (PDF) www.sexualadviceassociation.co.uk

Magazines for Cancer Survivors

Stores

  • Shine, a cancer specialties store with books and intimacy products as well as self-care items and mastectomy garments.  
    207 Pontius Ave N, Suite 101
    (206) 288-7560 
  • Babeland, an adult toy store.      
    707 E Pike Street 
    (206) 328-2914 

Websites