Start Dating after radical prostatectomy

Dating after radical prostatectomy

The research, published in the January issue of the journal Urology, found complaints were more common in men treated with radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) or male hormone-blocking drugs combined with radiation therapy.

'But it's almost never discussed with patients, so it can be very upsetting to some men when it occurs,' he said.

There were no direct measurements of penis size either before or after treatment, said the researchers.

Nor did the patients' physicians specifically ask about this side effect; the issue was brought up by patients in conversations with their doctors.

'This study says that when penile shortening does occur, it really does affect patients and their quality of life.

Anorgasmia, or Coughlan's syndrome, is a type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm despite adequate stimulation.

In males, it is most closely associated with delayed ejaculation. Anorgasmia is far more common in females (4.7 percent) The condition is sometimes classified as a psychiatric disorder.

In the relatively common case of female situational anorgasmia during penile-vaginal intercourse, some sex therapists recommend that couples incorporate manual or vibrator stimulation during intercourse, or using the female-above position as it may allow for greater stimulation of the clitoris by the penis or pubic symphysis or both, and it allows the woman better control of movement.