Having sex after prostate cancer treatment (especially your first time) can be challenging for a variety of reasons, both physical and psychological.
Try to be patient and keep your expectations very low
If your loved one has had surgery for prostate cancer—and impotence is a problem—sexual recovery generally occurs slowly over time. It can even take several years.
Some men may continue to have problems getting or maintaining a “stuffable erection” for sexual intercourse following treatment for prostate cancer.
Fortunately, there are many drugs for erectile dysfunction as well as devices (such as vacuum pumps) that you can try.
Here are some tips, which we hope will help:
If you view an attempt as a success or a failure, you may set yourself up for disappointment. It may help to think of your man’s sexual recovery as a process that is ongoing.
While it may be frustrating or even disheartening at times, experts suggest that you keep trying to have sex after prostate cancer treatment.
If things still don’t improve, discuss what other options are available with your loved one’s doctor.
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