T.M.I. Tuesday – Movember 13
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Some men who have been treated for Prostate Cancer are unable to get an erection.
Question: Have you (or your partner) ever used a pump? Did it work? Was it a turn-on or a turn-off?
I have no direct experience with a pump. Mrs. AP and I have tried cockrings, both around cock and balls and only around the cock. In both cases I was more firm and more sensitive, which rather seemed to negate the benefit of delaying orgasm. Oops.
2. If they were treated with radiation, the usual reason is damage to blood vessels. They may have good luck with Viagra or or one of the other impotence meds.
Question: Have you (or your partner) ever used Viagra, Cialis, or similar? Did it work? Any interesting side effects? Any 4-hour erections? Tell us how you made use of that
I’ve no experience with any of the erectile enhancement pills either. I wouldn’t mind partaking of a half-dose before attending an event where lots of “loving” was scheduled to take place, though. Ya know. To keep things going.
3. Some men may opt for a penile implant. See http://www.urologicalcare.com/advanced-ed-treatments/types-penile-implants/. Do you have experience with a penile implant (as owner or lover-of-owner)? Did it work for you?
Also no experience with this one either. I’ve heard promising things, though.
4. If they were treated with hormone therapy (e.g. Lupron Depot), they may also lose all libido. I can’t think of a good question, but if you have a story, please share.
I seem to lose mine sometimes as part of situational or seasonal depression. It usually means I take longer to get warmed up and can have a more difficult time remaining interested if there’s any soft of interruption or distraction. It’s frustrating when it does kick in, but I’ve found that I can usually overcome it with good help from Mrs. AP.
Some men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer change their diet or avoid certain foods.
5. Did you ever change your diet for health reasons? How did it work out? How long did you stay on the diet?
In 2006 I nearly passed out while donating blood, despite having had no problems donating in the past. I bought a digital scale that could also test (via electrical current through the body) for body fat percentage. At a height of 5’6″ my weight came back as 128 pounds and my body fat percentage was 42%. Finding this incredibly unacceptable I joined a no-contract gym and changed my diet. Breakfast every day was one piece of whole wheat toast and a small low-fat yogurt. 3 hours later I had a low-fat, low-calorie smoothie. Lunch was a salad or soup or shrimp cocktail (1 dozen shrimp). Afternoon snack was a cup of fruit and a handful of nuts. Dinner was baked chicken or turkey was either a salad or roasted vegetables. I coupled this with 2 to 3 hours at the gym 6 days a week, alternating between long cardio sessions or strength-training sessions. I dropped 50 pounds and 19% body fat in 14 weeks. I maintained the diet for another year or so, but lost access to the gym after moving across town. Sadly, such a diet isn’t financially feasible right now, and my weight is higher than I’d like, but still nowhere near as bad as back then.
The prostate is a sexual organ, and treatment of the prostate changes the sexual experience.
6. A man who has had his prostate removed does not ejaculate at orgasm. How would you react to a total lack of cum?
I would miss the explosive feeling of expelling my hot fluids deep inside Mrs. AP. Both of us react strongly to that sensation. However, Mrs. AP has helped me learn how to orgasm without ejaculating, and the whole-body reaction of feeling the energy build and then release like the snapping of a rubber band is intense in a different manner that feels almost as good and leaves a longer lasting feeling of riding a wave of pleasure. SO yes, I’d be disappointed, but not unsatisfied.
7. Although removal of the prostate reduces the intensity of orgasm in the pelvic region, some men report orgasmic feelings in other parts of the body, some describing a “whole body orgasm.” How cool is that?
As one who has had them, and in fact had them triggered without even having my cock touched, it is incredibly cool indeed.
8. Do you think a man treated for PRostate Cancer deserves a blow job? If yes, please email Virtual Sin aka SinnerMan…
Sounds like a policy I could get behind… or down on my knees for. 😉
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