Trekstock Talk's on Sex and Relationships

This Trekstock Talk's series covers your questions on sex and relationships. Many of you have told us you want support around this topic from understanding how treatment can affect your sex drive to coping with intimacy and fears that arises when you have experienced changes in your body. That's why we invited Gill Brisley, Lead Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Imperial College NHS trust to chat with Toby Peach.

Lifting the Lid on Cancer and the Menopause

Trekstock's Lifting the Lid event at Samsung KX opened up the topic of cancer and the menopause. We talked about what it’s really like going through the menopause in your 20s and 30s, coping with hot flushes on a night out, night sweats after a first date, brain fog in a meeting; and a total lack of sex drive. Our panel of renowned menopause experts included Dr. Heather Currie from The British Menopause Society and Menopause Matters, Dr. Marie Gerval from The Daisy Network, Dr. Louise Newson from My Menopause Doctor, and Samantha Evans, sex expert and founder of Jo Divine. Along with Lydia Brain and Nicky Newman, two young adults talking about their experience after being diagnosed with cancer.

Jo Divine

In 2007, Samantha and Paul, the founders of Jo Divine, saw that there was a need for a quality sex toy shop which only sold skin-safe quality vibrators, dildos, lubricants and accessories. We continue to supply only the highest quality skin safe vibrators, dildos, sexual lubricants and accessories from leading brands and select for you the most luxurious products for your erotic delight, backed by superb customer service.

YES

YES natural personal lubricants, vaginal moisturisers and intimate washes are certified organic, guaranteed pure & natural. They are all free from parabens, hormones, glycerine and known skin irritants. Whether you use a little or a lot, for pleasure or for health, discover the full YES Collection of natural and organic intimate products, in a range of sizes and variants to meet your differing needs.

KY Jelly

K-Y Jelly is a water-based, water-soluble personal lubricant, most commonly used as a lubricant for sexual intercourse and masturbation. A variety of different products and formulas are produced under the K-Y banner, some of which are not water-soluble.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

Maggie's Centres

Maggie’s is a charity that offers free emotional and practical support to people living with cancer and their family and friends. During the Covid-19 emergency its centres across the UK are unable to welcome people as usual, but they are supporting people by phone, email or through the online community during this incredibly difficult time. Since Maggie’s opened their first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their loved ones take back control.