Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TMI Tuesday: November 13, 2012 - Prostate Cancer


This week's TMI Tuesday questions are from longtime blogger and frequent TMI Tuesday question contributor virtualsin.wordpress.com The format's a bit different this week.

Topic:
Some men who have been treated for prostate cancer are unable to get an erection.

Questions:
1. If they were treated with surgery, the usual reason is nerve damage. They may have success with a penis pump. Have you (or your partner) ever used a pump? Did it work? Was it a turn-on or a turn-off?
I have no first-hand experience with penis pumps but occasionally consider purchasing one for playing purposes. As second-hand experience, my wife had a regular who used one to pretty decent effect. She also swore his overall cock meat was getting bigger and meatier from the regular use of the pump.
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. 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 have tried both Viagra and Cialis. I noticed no visible difference in erection strength and definitely not in any extra stamina. That’s primarily why I tried it, hoping for more stamina. I used to be the guy who could fuck for hours. These days, not so much. Still more than satisfying, just not wearing her out like my past self. When it comes to getting it up these days? No problems there. My wife told me that’s likely why the pills didn’t do anything for me.
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?
I have no experience with penile implants.
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.
That sounds like a truly heart-breaking scenario.
Topic:
Some men diagnosed with prostate cancer change their diet or avoid certain foods.

Questions:
5. Did you ever change your diet for health reasons? How did it work out? How long did you stay on the diet?
I change my diet for health reasons more on accident than intentionally. No dieting, just a change of diet. Nothing too radical, really. I eat veggies grown in my own yard, for one. That was a change in my diet I made several years ago. Couple years back, I stopped buying rice mixes like Rice-a-Roni (It’s the San Francisco treat, you know). Instead, I made my own rice mixes. Then last year, I started to eat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for breakfast, occasionally with fruit. I had been eating oatmeal, but I noticed my gut would start to rumble a couple hours later. When I ate the rest of this plain Greek yogurt, my belly didn’t burble until an hour before lunch. Nowadays, it’s vanilla instead of plain. Plus, my waistline started to thin. So, this is the way I make most of my dietary changes.
Topic:
The prostate is a sexual organ, and treatment of the prostate changes the sexual experience.

Questions:
6. A man who has had his prostate removed does not ejaculate at orgasm. How would you react to a total lack of cum?
As long as I felt the orgasm, no problem. Personally, I’ve noted that the bigger the load I shoot, the less intense my orgasm. Following that pattern, an absent orgasm might be mind blowing. 
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?
Um. Cool? Seriously, though, I've had full body orgasms. They are most possible after a few rounds in a row.

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Note: This month's TMI Tuesday question introductions have originally reflected participation in "Movember.”  I have edited out all such references because I'm not participating. 

Grow a mustache to raise awareness to men’s health issues. The concept is not particularly compelling, especially when it covers a wide span of male health issues. I believe this dilutes the potential positive effects of the movement. Unlike with the purchase of breast cancer awareness pink products, there's nothing other than a widely general awareness to men's health issues that are raised. Or is it?

I never once witnessed any health issues discussed around the mustaches, other than one guy whispering, “You know, like testicular cancer?” All the guys I know who've participated just say they're growing it for "Movember," no other explanation provided. If you think it’s a cool idea and want to know more, visit movember.com. 

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