Prostate Cancer and Sexual Health Jump To Jump To Between the Sheets Videos Podcast Do you have questions about sex after being diagnosed with prostate cancer?Navigating sexual health after a prostate cancer diagnosis can be a challenging journey, often marked by significant side effects like erectile dysfunction and incontinence. These effects can have a profound impact on a man's sense of self and his intimate relationships. However, it's important to recognize that there are numerous strategies and treatments available to address these issues. Open communication with healthcare providers, the exploration of different therapies, and the support of partners and mental health professionals can play pivotal roles in restoring intimacy and confidence. It's a process that requires patience, understanding, and a holistic approach to wellness, acknowledging that sexual health is not just about physical function but also emotional well-being and maintaining a fulfilling life after cancer. Between the Sheets – An Advice Column Dr. Katz helps men and women by providing answers to questions about sexual health and intimacy challenges that can result from prostate cancer treatment. Between the Sheets – November 2022 "I’m 68, and have undergone laparoscopic surgery in 2007. I have bladder control 99% of the time. I do not have erections you can count on for sexual function...." Between the Sheets - September 2022 "Ever since my surgery (open radical prostatectomy) my orgasms are pretty non-existent. Seems they’re not really worth all the bother of taking the pills to get an erection in the first place. Hope that works and, if it does, get the ‘deed done’ and then pretty much nothing in terms of feeling. Why is this happening and why didn’t someone tell me that would happen?" Between the Sheets - July 2022 "I am a 52-year old gay man whose 10-year relationship just ended. That was a long time coming, but of more concern to me right now is that I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and I don’t know what to do about choosing a treatment. I have been offered surgery (radical prostatectomy using a robot) but I am not sure I want to go that route because of the potential for loss of erections. The surgeon I saw looked really embarrassed when I asked him about anal sex and left the exam room in a big hurry..." Between the Sheets - May 2022 "Ever since my surgery (laparoscopic prostatectomy with the DaVinci robot) I leak urine during sexual activity/oral sex. This is NOT sexy and I don’t know what to do about it. I need help!" Between the Sheets - March 2022 "When I received my prostate cancer diagnosis, my wife was my rock as we met with the doctor and decided on treatment. I’m now struggling with managing post-treatment side effects of ED and incontinence. It’s taking a toll on our marriage and my sense of being a man. While I have never loved her more, I’m not able to perform sexually like I used to and we don’t talk about it. It pains me that we’re not able to be intimate and I sense that she’s withdrawing from me. How do we move forward?" Between the Sheets - January 2022 "I am the wife of a man who had prostate surgery 3 months ago. Ever since then we have been fighting non-stop. He is distant and irritable and we can’t get along. We’ve always had a pretty difficult relationship but things are really bad right now. Could this have something to do with the side effects of surgery?" Videos on Sexual Health and Side Effects In these videos, we dive into the sensitive issues men encounter post-diagnosis, including topics like erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Our experts offer practical insights and solutions, providing invaluable guidance and support. View More Videos on Sexual Health Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments, Risk Mitigation, and Treatment Advances Prostate cancer treatments can result in a variety of side effects, including loss of sexual, urinary, and bowel function. Thankfully, new side effect risk reduction and treatment strategies exist. Erectile Dysfunction and Other Prostate Cancer Side Effects Prostate cancer patients commonly encounter difficulties in sexual intimacy and other side effects due to their diagnosis. Dr. Edward M. Soffen and Dr. Gary S. Karlin discuss enhancing outcomes and minimizing prostate cancer-related side effects. Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer patients often encounter post-treatment challenges, including sexual intimacy issues and other side effects. Dr. R. Clay Williams and Dr. James Yu give tips on how to mitigate these. Prostate Cancer Uncensored Podcast Through our Prostate Cancer Uncensored Podcast, we've covered several topics about how prostate cancer impacts your day-to-day routine—including your sexual life. These episodes cover topics including sex, dating, and how being gay influenced one man's journey. Podcasts: All Episodes Sex After Prostate Cancer In the debut episode, Jamie Bearse is joined by Emmy-award winning NBA analyst and host Glenn Consor. Consor, a prostate cancer survivor, talks candidly about his experience of sex after prostate cancer. Sex After Diagnosis Dr. Rachel Rubin discusses sexual side effects of prostate cancer surgery and how to deal with them. Prostate Cancer and Dating After his divorce, Jon Di Gesu faced the challenge of battling prostate cancer and found a lack of resources for single men in his journey, alongside the struggle to find love again. A Gay Man's Journey with Prostate Cancer In this episode of Prostate Cancer Uncensored, ZERO's CEO and President, Jamie Bearse, converses with Chris Hartley, a 45-year-old gay man and prostate cancer survivor from Austin, Texas, discussing his unique experience with the disease and how being gay influenced his cancer journey.