Treatment of prostate cancer and effect on your sex life

You can find detailed information elsewhere on this site about treatments available for prostate cancer. Here we highlight the impact that different treatments can have on men who have sex with men, compared to men who only ever have sex with women.

Sexual side effects

Treatments for prostate cancer can affect:

  • your desire to have sex (libido)
  • your ability to get an erection (erectile function)
  • your ability to ejaculate and have an orgasm
  • your sexual satisfaction
  • your ability to have children (fertility)
  • how your body looks
  • your relationships

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Sources: This information is based on details contained in "Prostate Facts For Gay and Bisexual Men" published by Prostate Cancer UK and on the personal stories of some of the men attending the monthly meetings of the LGBT Walnut group.

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