8 Reasons Why Sexual Desire Is Reduced After Prostate Surgery

8 Reasons Why Sexual Desire Is Reduced After Prostate Surgery
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer 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:
  1. Coping with cancer: The emotions of fear and anxiety can impact sexual desire.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
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Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the award winning book I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? His second book Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards in Men's Health in 2016. Additionally, the book was a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

5 comments

  1. William D. "SAWYER SR, MSG US Army Retired says:

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  3. ian mac adam says:

    i do not own a prostrate anymore , i need to know to know about what to do about the drop in sexual interest

  4. james gallagher says:

    I have been with my partner for 33 years he has health issues that he has to deal with, heart disease,lung cancer, type 2 diabetis enlarged prostate all from agent orange he is 74 no desire for sex I am 65 still active with sex what do I do to help him over come this.

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