The ultimate written resources on all things sex, intimacy and cancer.
A Better Normal; Your Guide To Rediscovering Intimacy After Cancer
The all-in-one sex and cancer resource, containing all information (and more) in the mini-book series.
Changed and impacted sexuality from cancer treatments is one of the most common challenges people face, yet is one of the most under-addressed. Cancer treatments can impact all aspects of our lives, so why is no one talking about the more 'intimate' struggles we face?
If you've received a cancer diagnosis, or are the loved one of someone who has, this book offers support and solutions to recover and increase connection and intimacy, during and after treatments. Jam-packed with fun activities and easy-to-do strategies for how to improve things like; low libido, changes in body image and body confidence, when things are 'dry & sore', dating, the more direct side-effects treatments can have on our body and ways to heal and work around them like pain, fatigue, when sex hurts, drops in sex-drive and so, so much more. This book is a must-have for anyone impacted by cancer who may need support, because we all deserve love and connection.
Written by a sexuality clinician and educator, who also has had cancer, this book is filled with practical information and ways you can reconnect with yourself and/or a partner, from someone who's literally been there. With down to Earth humour mixed in with a dash of neuroscience, Tess offers a positive path to your intimacy recovery, so what you thought was sexually impossible, becomes possible.
The 'A Better Normal' mini-book series
Bite-sized sexuality and cancer resources, so you can pick and choose what you need be it treatment or side-effect specific.
Almost every single person who has or is undergoing cancer treatments experiences changes in their sexuality and sex. Yet, this is one of the most ignored topics by medical professionals (until now!). The 'A Better Normal' mini-book series is bite-sized treatment and side-effect specific information and support, so the millions out there suffering in silence can recover their intimacy and sexuality. Small easy-to-read mini-books, so you can pick and choose what supports and information you need, whether it's a specific side-effect (drops in libido, fatigue, dryness and pain, changes in body image, changes in erection etc) or needing advice regarding a specific treatment (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiotherapy). These are small enough to read in one sitting, because reading an entire book during treatments can feel overwhelming.
Written by Tess Devèze a global sexuality & cancer clinician and consultant, sexuality occupational therapist, somatic sexologist, founder and leading clinician of an Australian-based sexuality and oncology clinic, sexuality educator and cancer survivor, these books are filled with practical information and solutions for your better normal.
Books in the 'A Better Normal' mini-book series:
Available in both paperback and eBook formats globally including (clickable links): Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Abebooks, Fishpond, Dymocks, Booktopia, Amazon (AU / US / UK and more).
Globally available. Find it by googling "A Better Normal mini-book series by Tess Deveze".
Make it cheaper! If you feel like you might need several of these (as we often have multiple side-effects), it's a lot more cost effective to buy the all-in-one resource, which contains all the information in the entire series (and more!).
About the Author
Australian of the Year 2023 nominee, Tess Devèze is an occupational therapist (OT) having completed their bachelor degree in Melbourne Australia, founding ConnectAble Therapies, a community sexuality OT and sexology clinic, focussing on sexuality and intimacy for people with neurological conditions, cancer, chronic illness and disability. They have also completed certification and trainings via the Institute of Somatic Sexology. Alongside being a sexuality OT, Tess is also a sexuality educator and workshop facilitator, and has facilitated and educated thousands of people in the topics of communication, consent, sexuality, pleasure and relationship dynamics for nearing a decade. Tess founded the global online initiative 'Intimacy and Cancer', an online support space for people of all cancers and genders to access sexual support. As a non-binary, queer, disabled person living with cancer, their work is inclusive and advocates for sexual rights for disabled, neurodiverse, gender queer/diverse and LGBTQIA+, communities, which they proudly belong to.
Tess was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 36 and is still undergoing treatments.