“Prostatepedia” – Resources for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners

I was honored recently to be interviewed for “Prostatepedia” a wonderful periodical designed for prostate cancer patients and their partners. Each issue deals with one of the many facets of prostate cancer which presents challenges in decision making and treatment options. In this interview, I discussed sexual function issues, including erectile dysfunction, following prostate cancer …

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For the Partners

One of the most common worries we hear from men who have a sexual dysfunction of any kind is that they worry that their partner blames herself and tends to feel she might be part of the problem. If a man has some sort of sexual dysfunction (usually ED or low libido), the partner often …

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10 lifestyle changes that help erectile dysfunction – Part 1

In western medicine, we often look for a simple cure to anything that ails us. We get sick, we take a pill. We have pain, we take a pill. We have ED, we take a pill. The problem is, real health care is often far more entangled and involved than that. Factors that can cause health problems may pose no threat on their own, but when piled up on each other may lead to some frustrating medical issues. The little stresses of life we subject our bodies to, all take their toll, including on our penis and its ability to function. After too much abuse, our body signals that it is giving up the fight. An holistic, lifestyle approach to treating ED can help the recovery and maintenance of a functioning penis.

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Solo Sex

One of the most common responses we see from men when they face sexual or erectile difficulties is simply avoidance. It makes sense. If sex has become frustrating, challenging, embarrassing, or humiliating, then why in the world would anyone continue trying to be sexual? Still, it remains a basic human need to be sexual, so even though sex may not be working the way we’re used to, or the way we’d like it to, we all still need to maintain both a solo sex life and an intimacy with our partners.

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