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You don't need to have sex to find love— or at least that's the premise of a new dating site created by a cancer survivor who sought a way to lead a fulfilling romantic life despite being unable to engage in sexual intercourse.
The site is called 2date4love and it is intended to instill hope in those who may feel limited — romantically — by factors such as paralysis, invasive surgery, extreme radiation, birth defects, prostate cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Laura Brashier, the site's founder, elaborates on that idea by explaining that she believes 2date4love can serve as a "hopeful reminder that love, companionship and intimacy are within reach," no matter the circumstances.
Her body's response to cancer treatments took a toll on her romantic relationships, leading her to the concept behind the site:
Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer. My life took a dramatic turn in a direction I didn’t expect. With the help of my doctors, I won my battle against cancer. My body, however, has never been the same. I am still the same passionate woman who loves life and thrives on excitement. I still have all the same sexual desires I had before cancer. As the cancer treatment took a toll on my body, I’m no longer able to function sexually the way I used to. This has proven to be an enormous challenge when it comes to dating — when the topic of intimacy is raised, I fear that once my partner knows my limitations, he may lose interest.
According to ABC News, 2date4love had over 2,000 visitors in the first three days since its August 1 launch. So it certainly appears that Brashier is definitely not alone when it comes to hoping that it's possible to "bring intimacy to lonely lives, without the expectation of going all the way."
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