A sex shop designed to help those suffering from the effects of life or healing from cancer has been launched online.
The shop, known as Sex With Cancer, was started by two cancer survivors, Brian Lobel and Joon-Lynn Goh.
Joon-Lynn was treated for breast cancer in 2018, and Brian found out he had testicular cancer at the age of twenty and had been disease-free for 19 years.
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The duo worked with London store Sh! Women’s Emporium, cancer specialists, psychotherapists and designers of sex toys to produce products that aim to provide “the maximum versatility and pleasure possible”.
The products were also developed according to the wishes of potential customers, with the design team answering 200 gender questions from cancer patients and survivors.
Sexual aids are designed to help people who have difficulties caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, such as exhaustion, weight changes, low libido, erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and increased risk of infection. .
They are also designed to help those with surgical scars or missing body parts and aim to make those who feel unwanted after their ordeal feel more comfortable in the bedroom.
Their product line includes a number of sex toys and aids, including a prostate and perineum massager for men with chronic fatigue, a wand massager suitable for people with chronic pain, a clitoral suction toy offering an alternative to penetrating toys that would otherwise be unpleasant. to use for certain people, and a vibrator that helps people who have lost certain sensations.
The couple, alongside their team, are setting up a campaign to make people suffering or who have suffered from cancer feel empowered and change the discourse on sex with and after cancer.
Their website says, “There is a dominant national cancer dialogue promoting ‘getting back to normal’ instead of ‘loving a body’s new normal’, and barriers to promoting the use of sex toys. (which are not medically tested and therefore cannot be formally recommended by doctors).
âAll of this leads to overly medicalized information, scared patients, nervous doctors, and lots of missed opportunities for good sex and meaningful intimacy – with yourself and others.
âSex with Cancer aims, shall we say, to lubricate these difficult conversations by centering patients and their admirers, and by drawing on positive professional expertise in matters of sexuality. We believe that information promotes confidence, and confidence is sexy! “
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