Can I have sex after prostate cancer treatment? This is a question that is often on the minds of men who have been diagnosed with and then treated for prostate cancer.
Whether you have been with your partner sexually for years or you have a new loving partner after your diagnosis with prostate cancer, you can experience satisfying sexual encounters. It is important that you not have any expectations of the sexual experience. I know this can be challenging since we often define a successful sexual experience as attaining an erection, maintaining it, and ejaculating. Instead, focus on the pleasure you can give your partner and the pleasure they can give to you. Enjoying each other rather than focusing on the sex itself will be much more satisfying after prostate cancer treatment. Remember that your most important sexual organ is between the ears.
Both you and your partner need to be aroused to have a good sexual experience. Learn and focus on your partners’ dominant sense whether it is sight, sound, or touch to heighten his or her arousal. Sensual touching is extremely arousing for most couples. Touch and explore your partner to learn about each others areas that increase arousal.
Another tip to make the sexual experience of love making easier to attain an erection is to take advantage of gravity. You can be creative and think of ways that will help blood flow to the penis. For example, your partner can lie on their back and you straddle them with your penis in front of them. It is important to think of the touching and lovemaking and not the sexual experience ending with intercourse. If you have partial erections, try partial penetration. Both partners can have orgasm without intercourse. In order to connect with your partner, take turns pleasing one another. Making love means giving and receiving.
When you are with your partner, again remember that sexual intercourse is not the desired outcome. It is important to not have any expectations when having sex after prostate cancer treatment. Touch each other for the mere pleasure of it. Visualization techniques and fantasy can enhance your sexual experiences. As your sexual experiences continue introduce creative ideas or novelty into the bedroom. Being creative and adding novelty are keys to maintaining self-renewing relationships.