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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TMI Tuesday 11/13/12

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Some men who have been treated for Prostate Cancer are unable to get an erection.

1. If they were treated with surgery, the usual reason is nerve damage. They may have success with a penis pump.


Question: Have you (or your partner) ever used a pump? Did it work? Was it a turn-on or a turn-off? I've never used a penis pump and to my knowledge neither has Od. The only pump I have experience with is a breast pump. Neither a turn on nor turn off - just a necessity. I have, however, seen penis pumps in action in a video where the man's penis got noticeably larger, but as soon as suction was broken, it deflated like a balloon. For recreation or enlargement purposes, I understand they can cause damage if used excessively. I'm curious if the suction temporarily affects sensitivity. Seems like it would.

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 ;-) No vasodilators around this house. Not yet. I'm curious about the effects of them on women, though. One conversational source told me her young grandson is on Viagra for health reasons due to neonatal breathing/eating complications but the females around him aren't allowed to touch it, especially his sisters because it can cause sterility in them. First time I'd heard that.

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? Again, no experience (yet) but the day his dick stops working is the day I sit him down and we decide together how we're gonna fix it. If they make a Robocock 6000, we'll go for that. ;)

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. No story to share, but like the previous answer...we'd be sitting down and having a serious heart to heart about how to find a solution ASAP. No sex is not an option. I never want to be one of those old women who sit around complaining of their old husbands and talk about how they're glad they don't have to "deal with them" anymore. I realize sex changes as we get older but I feel strongly about the fact that it should never stop.

5. Some men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer change their diet or avoid certain foods.
Did you ever change your diet for health reasons? How did it work out? How long did you stay on the diet? I changed my diet when I was pregnant with my kiddos and it was the best I ever felt in my entire life. When I was nursing them my diet has to be considered, but wasn't as strict as when I was growing a human inside of me. And of course, now and then I've reined in my poor eating habits when I start to feel the bad effects or when the number on the scale isn't to my liking. I won't call it a diet, I'll just call it "doing what I should be doing anyways".

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'd reduce my Kleenex purchases in half. That's about all. I'm not sex negative about cum. You'll never hear me cry out "ewwwwwww", but you'll not hear me "mmmmmmmm"  over it either. I like what it represents more than I like it, itself. Yes, I swallow the stuff and on the lucky occasion I get filled with it. But I could do without it just fine. It would make proving a ruined orgasm a lot more difficult, though. Does the prostate have anything to do with preejaculate? Now, that I would most definitely miss.

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? That is exceptionally cool. The body has fascinating abilities, one of them is to outsource our pleasure receptors when the usual ones are incapacitated. A paralyzed person can feel sexual pleasure from a non erotic body area such as a thumb. That's awesome!

8. Do you think a man treated for PRostate Cancer deserves a blow job? If yes, please email Virtual Sin aka SinnerMan… I think all men deserve blow jobs. That is - if they've earned them. ;)
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