“Yeah, it did not seem important at first but after a while you start to see the world again and become active with eh, men. And you just expect to be, well, feel natural you know, then. […] And I also dance the tango and then you stand really close to each other. And then it becomes important. Because you do not want a man to notice the difference [between the reconstructed and the original breast] right away, I was anxious about that. […] So I asked some good male friends to touch it and to tell me how they feel, whether they notice it [the difference between the breasts]. A kind of dry eh dry humping.”
Amelia had a breast reconstruction 5 years ago. She was interviewed for our study on women’s expectations and their actual experiences of a breast reconstruction.