Did you know that prostate cancer does not have to be the end of your sex life? Although this disease and its treatments can affect your partner's ability to have erections and ejaculations, they do not prevent them from enjoying pleasure.
In commemoration of World Prostate Cancer Day, we will give you some practical tips to improve erection and pleasure after prostate cancer, and how to regain trust and intimacy with your partner.
We will explain how to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, stimulate the nerves and blood vessels, increase desire and confidence, and we will give you tips on how to communicate with your partner at this delicate stage.
Resuming sexual activity with pleasure after prostate cancer is more than possible. Read on to find out how 😉
Communication is the first step
Communication is a fundamental aspect to accompany your partner in his battle against prostate cancer. You cannot aspire to resume a pleasant sexual life if the communication and attention with your partner has not been the most suitable during the process.
Nobody likes to face situations that generate fear, denial, anger or sadness. It is important that you recognize these worries as normal reactions to a difficult situation.
The first step to overcome it is to communicate with your partner with honesty, trust and respect: understanding the feelings, expectations and needs that you have in this regard.
Don't be afraid to talk about sexuality during the process. Share your emotions and fears, seek support and mutual understanding, learn about possible changes in sexual function, discuss and explore different ways of experiencing pleasure, adapt to each other's rhythm and preferences.
Resuming sexual life after treatments is a gradual process that is different for each couple. There is no exact date or correct way to do it. The important thing is to respect the times, feelings and wishes of each one.
Prostate cancer does not have to be the end of sexual life. With good communication with your partner, a positive attitude and proper medical follow-up, you can continue to enjoy full and satisfying sexuality.
How Prostate Cancer Treatments Affect Men's Sexual Function
If your partner has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you are probably concerned about how this disease will affect his sexual function.
The good news is that today there are minimally invasive surgical techniques that can remove the tumor and preserve erectile function. These surgeries are performed through small incisions with special instruments that reduce pain, bleeding, and recovery time.
Some of these techniques are laser prostatectomy, photoselective vaporization, and transurethral microwave thermotherapy. These surgeries allow you to resume sexual activity in a relatively short time, as long as the doctor's instructions are followed.
Of course, early detection of cancer is essential to minimize its consequences. For this reason, we recommend that your partner have regular check-ups and that they consult their doctor in case of any symptoms or doubts. Prostate cancer can be cured if it is treated on time, and the sexual life of both does not have to have irreparable consequences due to this situation.
How to Rekindle Passion and Desire With Your Partner After Prostate Cancer
The effectiveness of recovery largely depends on the psychology and attitude of the man. It's normal to feel fear, anxiety, or frustration at first, but you shouldn't let these feelings stop you from resuming sexual activity. Nerve stimulation, the use of medications or devices, and communication with your partner are some of the tools you can use to improve erectile function and your orgasm. The most important thing is that you have patience, persistence and trust in yourself. Remember that you can enjoy sex even without a full erection and that orgasm does not depend on ejaculation. In addition, the emotional support of your partner, your doctor and other men who have gone through the same thing is essential to overcome this stage.
Not only is your partner's sexual function and libido at stake, but also their self-esteem and body image. For this reason, it is important that you maintain an open, understanding and respectful attitude. Do not force or demand that they have sex if they do not feel comfortable or ready. Respect their pace and their preferences. Explore other ways to express affection and desire, such as hugs, kisses, massages, or caresses.
These displays of love can strengthen the bond and trust between the two. Seek professional help or couples therapy if there are difficulties communicating or resolving conflicts about sexuality. Intimacy and sexuality are important aspects of the health and well-being of both. Do not neglect or avoid them out of fear or pity. Enjoy your partner and your sexuality naturally and without complexes.
How to reach orgasm after prostate cancer
Sexual intercourse is not just limited to penis and vagina interaction. You can also masturbate with your partner, experiencing your erogenous zones, such as your thighs, your neck, your nipples, your back, and around your genitals.
Let yourself be carried away by the sensations in other parts of your body, always using a quality intimate gel with high concentrations of hyaluronic acid such as our LONG LASTING Feminine Moisturizing Gel .
There are countless ways for you as a woman to reach orgasm, either with your hands or using toys like the TRIORGASMIC TRIPLE STIMULATION VIBRATOR , which stimulates the Clitoris, G-Spot (vagina) and Anal Point (if desired).
Another creative way to enjoy without penetration is by using the Manta , the most beautiful, discreet and fun vibrator you will find. La Manta gives a touch of passion and daring to your relationship as a couple or with yourself. You can wear it discreetly under your underwear and nobody will notice it, you decide if you give control to your partner or activate it yourself.
Additionally, they can try reading erotic literature, consuming pornography in a healthy and stimulating way, or simply remember moments of pleasure that they have experienced in the past. The idea is that your partner feels self-confidence again to experience pleasure again.
The important thing is that you do not let your self-esteem be affected. Value your qualities. Don't reduce it to a boner. Remind her that as a woman you are aroused by your mind and that there are many ways to stimulate the clitoris and the female body.
If you have no ideas on how to start foreplay, or how to create the ideal environment to achieve orgasm, you can consult our blogs where we always publish articles explaining the different ways to reach orgasm.
Kegel exercises to improve erection
After prostate surgery, it is normal for your partner to have some difficulty controlling urination or having erections. This is because the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and prostate, can be weakened or damaged during the operation. But don't worry, there is a way to strengthen these muscles and improve the quality of your sexual life: Kegel exercises.
Kegel exercises consist of contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, as if you were trying to stop the stream of urine or prevent gas from escaping. These exercises help improve bladder control and can help men who have had surgery for prostate cancer to regain erections for several reasons:
- They improve blood flow to the penis, which favors oxygenation and elasticity of the tissues.
- They prevent atrophy or deterioration of the nerves involved in erection.
- They increase confidence and self-esteem by reducing urinary incontinence and improving ejaculatory control.
As soon as the doctor says it's okay, your partner can do them anytime, anywhere, without anyone noticing. It is recommended to do 10 to 15 repetitions, 1 to 3 times a day, and at least 3 to 5 times a week.
They are a useful tool for men who want to recover their sexual life after an operation for prostate cancer. However, they are not the only option nor do they guarantee success on their own. As we discussed above, it is important to communicate with your partner, seek professional support, be sexually creative, and adapt to new circumstances with a positive attitude.
Prostate cancer is not the end of a couple's sexual life, but a new beginning.
In this blog, we have seen some tips and recommendations so that you can revive the desire and passion after going through such a difficult time. We have talked about the importance of learning about the disease and its treatments, of communicating with your partner and expressing your love and understanding. The goal is for you to be able to provide him with all the support and help he needs, so that you can create the ideal psychological environment to practice new ways of experiencing pleasure.
We know that it is not an easy or pleasant situation, but it is not impossible or insurmountable either. With a positive attitude, and with the help of our products , you can continue to fully enjoy your sexuality.
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