- Coping with cancer: The emotions of fear and anxiety can impact sexual desire.
- Depression: Men often experience post-surgical depression. When men are depressed they don't typically experience depression the same way women do. Women typically become sad. Depressed men are frequently agitated, irritable, and easily angered. They could experience a loss of energy and interest in previously enjoyed hobbies and activities. Depression often leads to a noticeable reduction in desire or interest in sex.
- Losing urinary control: After prostate surgery the majority of men lose the ability to control urination. This lack of control may greatly impact a man's desire for sex.
- Climacturia: This is a medical term describing orgasm-associated incontinence. Few, if any, men are told it's possible they will leak or urinate during their orgasm. For some men and women, urinating during an orgasm is either highly embarrassing or a complete sexual turn-off, so a couple may avoid sex due to climacturia.
- Loss of ejaculation: After surgery, men lose their ability to ejaculate. This can affect the pleasure men feel. Some men will avoid experiencing orgasms because of the sense of
Many men experience a reduction or loss of their sex drive after their prostate is removed. This reduction can be a result of a variety of reasons such as: