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Survivor: Uterine or Endometrial Cancer

Topic: Sex & Fertility

How do I prepare myself mentally/physically for getting physical with a partner again?

I thought if any place this was going to be the right one to get advice. I had endocervial cancer almost 4 years ago and as a result, got a hysterectomy, radiation, and instant menopause. I was single and had a pretty negative experience soon after treatment, so I have avoided relationships since then. I recently met a nice guy, we have started dating, but I am really nervous about becoming physical. Has anyone else had to have this kind of conversation? Any advice on when and how to do it or on how to prepare for it physically since the only other time I tried it years ago was really painful?

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