How Long Should I Wait to Use My Hitachi After Hysterectomy?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 09:16
Submitted by Betty Dodson

I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. It was a total because of pre-cancer cells.

My question is when is ok to begin using my wand again? I have no sexual desire at this time but am very nervous about how I will feel when I do have sex with my husband. Can you give me any insight. I've looked through the web and have not found anything specific or good. I am 54 years old and probably 6 months before the hysterectomy I introduced my wand into our sex play. It made a huge difference in our life and I had orgasms for the first time with my husband.

Dear S,

Trust your body. When you have the desire for an orgasm, use your wand just on your clitoris. As for vaginal penetration I suggest you check with your health care provider for that answer. I have heard both pro and con responses to enjoying sex after a hysterectomy. You will probably be given HRT in which case I recommend the plant based variety. Read my essay on "Hormone Replacement. One Sexologists Opinion." Also, be sure to include working your pelvic floor muscle to keep it toned. Check out the info under Betty's Barbell for how to best do your Kegel exercises. Make sure you eat healthy and rest.

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time