For Enhancing Intimacy After Prostate Cancer
Many men experience sexual issues, including erectile dysfunction, low libido, and negative body image, after prostate cancer treatment. Below are books and online resources to help men and their wives or partners increase intimacy after prostate cancer.
Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life, by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, Ed.D., DD. (2008). Includes treatment options and coping skills.
Intimacy with Impotence: The Couple’s Guide to Better Sex After Prostate Disease, by Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz (1999; 2004). Also the Alterowitz’ Renewal Intimacy website.
Men, Women, and Prostate Cancer: A Medical and Psychological Guide for Women and the Men They Love, by Barbara Rubin Weinrib, EdD, and Sandra Haber, et al. (2000). A bit dated but helpful.
Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer, by Dr. John Mulhall (2009). Fine technical presentation.
Coping With Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Great Sex (2005) by Michael E. Metz PhD and Barry W. McCarthy PhD.
Tantric Sex For Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day, by Diana Daffner and Richard Daffner (2009). Contains simple but explicit exercises for interpersonal enrichment
Websites and Articles
Conquer Prostate Cancer - Companion blog to Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life, by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg with Dr. Robert Carey. Deals with intimacy after robotic surgery and other treatments.
Prostate Cancer and Sexual Intimacy, article by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg
Intimacy After Prostate Cancer Treatment, article by Diana Rodriguez
10 Ways to Boost the Romance, article by Dr. Laura Berman
Resources for Women
On her blog, Living With Prostate Cancer, Leah Cohen recommends these other websites for women:
PC and Intimacy listserv - A prostate cancer intimacy discussion listserv sponsored by UsTOO.