These results indicate that some of the worries young cancer survivors have expressed in qualitative studies with respect to dating are unwarranted. This is supported by a study on ideal partner preferences which showed that these preferences are mostly upheld in an abstract context, such as reading about a potential partner online, and are less important when there is face-to-face contact [ 45 ]. However, for both experiments, the more serious health condition no vs. Jerkface runs away after hearing your heavy news, then the nugget approach will have protected your heart from being fully exposed. Instead, by tethering me to past trauma, it intensified their feelings of pity for me, which acted like a Tucks pad on any budding flames of passion. Most sex therapists recommend using medical terms. S1 Fig:
Early disclosure seems more warranted when survivors are closer to diagnosis.
Relationships after cancer
They were asked to indicate their consent by ticking a box and could then proceed to the questionnaire not ticking the box would let them exit the questionnaire. Vignette studies are especially useful when it is difficult to experimentally manipulate sensitive topics [ 54 ]. This is my opinion, and you can have your own. With other people you might wait a while so that you know and trust them a bit better before sharing your experience with them. Waiting to tell until the moment of sexual intimacy may add a lot of tension to what could already be an intense or emotional situation. Log in to post comments Printer-friendly version.