Breast Cancer Awareness
With 1 in every 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, it is almost guaranteed that most of us will be affected by this terrible disease in some way, be it first hand or via a friend or loved one.
Breast cancer is something that is very close to our hearts here at Slippery Coco, and something that we will always be actively involved in supporting. As a company, we strive to create a supportive community environment and provide a safe place for women to share their experiences around their Breast Cancer journey. Our mission with this is to educate, inspire and empower our followers through raising awareness, helping and supporting where possible and giving people tools to help prevent and detect this all so common disease.
Lets talk some stats…
- In 2021 it is projected that 20,030 people will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This is an average of 55 people per day!
- Over the course of your lifetime 1 in 7 women and 1 in 670 men are at risk of diagnosis.
Now, while these statistics are mind blowing and very scary, due to the blessing of modern medicine, modern diagnostic tools and awareness campaigns, survival rates have now reached above 91%. Incredible!
Early detection and diagnosis are vital in increasing chance of survival. For this reason, here at Slippery Coco we are committed to educating about the signs and symptoms as well as how to properly check for these changes within your breast and surrounding tissues. This is a topic we will never get sick of talking about and you’ll be sure to see a lot of our content popping up in the very near future!
Have you checked your coconuts recently?
This year we have launched our “Check your Coconuts” and “#letsalarmtogether” campaign which is all about encouraging our followers to set a reminder on the 1 st of every month to regularly check their breasts for changes. By this October we want to see a huge uprise in women making checks a part of their regular routine as well as normalise the need for checks!
It is all too often that we become complacent and think- this will never happen to me. This attitude and mindset MUST change, and we are determined to be the driving force behind that.
So… why Slippery Coco and how and it help people with Breast Cancer?
Since launching Slippery Coco almost 2 years ago, we have been blessed to see our community grow massively and find it so interesting to see the vast variety of people and groups that our product is able to help. Originally designed for sensitive skin, we never would have imagined that our intimacy oil would find itself into the hands of so many brave women fighting Breast Cancer. We started seeing an influx of women reaching out to us and explaining how much they love our product and how its helped them through stages of their journey and recovery.
The two main treatments for Breast Cancer are Hormone therapy and Chemotherapy. Both of these treatments can severely impact on a woman’s natural estrogen levels. Without sufficient estrogen, a women’s body can be sent into a temporary pre menopausal state. This can remain both during and long after treatment causing vaginal dryness and irritation. Not only can this be painful, irritating and uncomfortable, but it can also interrupt intimate moments with a partner. Women are often already battling physical and mental issues surrounding adjusting to changes to their body such as mastectomy, scarring, hair loss, loss of libido and just all round not feeling themselves for a long time throughout their cancer journey, so disruptions downstairs is just one more thing to worry about. Slippery Coco has been able to help with this and has become a go-to for our brave women!
Cancer suffers often have suppressed immune systems and sensitive skin following treatment, so choosing health-conscious products to use on their skin is essential. Slippery Coco is completely natural and made from 100% organic Coconuts. Our oil is extremely well refined making it medical grade and safe for use internally and externally. Our formula is hypoallergenic, and we use absolutely no preservatives and we are paraben free also. This is what makes it the perfect choice for women undergoing treatment.
Not only is Slippery Coco soothing on the skin, it has also been found to be useful to realign raised or rough fibrous scar tissue and reduce the appearance of scars on the breast (and elsewhere) when massaged in daily. Our formula is extremely nourishing and hydrating on the skin which also helps to improve elasticity and comfortability post mastectomy.
We find it so rewarding to be able to help so many women feel more comfortable and confident in the bedroom again. We strive to help make your intimate moments feel normal again and help to feel back to your regular self in life during and after cancer. We strive to use our platform as both a a way to reach women in need, but also to raise awareness, raise money for research and provide tools to women around early detection of changes to their breasts.
Help us spread these messages. We want to share YOUR stories and help you and your loved ones in every way we can. So please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or Instagram and share your journey with us today!