A cancer survivor, who lost her sexual ability during intense treatments, has launched a dating website for people who cannot have sex because of disease, disability or even disinterest, but want love.
Laura Brashier beat stage 4 cervical cancer, but the gruelling treatments killed her sex life. The countless surgeries and radiation destroyed her vaginal tissue and made intercourse impossibly painful.
The Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., hair stylist was only 37 then, and she found it hard to broach the topic with boyfriends. So she just didn't get involved romantically.
"It was the only thing on my mind," ABC News quoted Brashier, who is twice divorced and has no children, as saying.
"I dated on and off, but I didn't tell anyone for years. I figured if I am doing that, a lot of others are, too," she said.
Now, more than a decade later at 50, she has created the website to help others like her.
The site, 2date4love, launched Aug. 1, had already drawn 2,000 visitors in the first three days.
Users can write details about themselves and look for others with similar interests without having to worry about the sexual part.
"I didn't want to be alone. This was the reason I went online. My reason is to help a lot of people like me if I can," Brashier added.