Experiences

Sex & Chemotherapy


A few people have asked me about having sex during chemotherapy treatment. To put it simply, it is NOT safe to have sex until 48 hours after treatment. If you don’t want to wait you can use condoms but do not have unprotected sex until that time period has passed.

Why?? Because you can transfer the medicine given during chemotherapy treatments to your partner during sex. Your partner could start losing their hair and have other side effects as a result of being exposed to the chemotherapy drugs. To me, that risk is not worth it and it would be selfish of me to take that risk with my husband’s health….we can wait a few days if need be.

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