Loss of libido during cancer is common for men and women. Some of it can be caused by the treatment you are taking.
It’s very important to communicate with your gynaecologists and doctor during the treatment, because the treatment they will give you can depend on your age.
Women who have been induced into a clinical menopause due to chemotherapy will find their libido completely changed due to vaginal dryness. Especially above the age of 40 as menopause is most likely permanent. This can be painful.
Another cause for loss of libido can be how you feel about your during cancer. The fact that you have lost your hair or a part of your body can make you feel less desirable and the fact that you might have gained weight due to menopause can make you feel like you don’t wish to undress.
Don't Feel Ashamed
It’s important to set the scene before intercourse. Candles, body massage, hot bath, romantic music. All forms of foreplay are permitted to get you in the mood - even role playing.
The most important thing is to talk to your partner about your feelings so that you do not feel forced into doing something you are not comfortable with, and that you don’t feel ashamed..