Sex and Men With Cancer: Overview

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How cancer treatments affect your sex life

There’s a lot to think about when choosing the best way to treat or manage cancer. You might have more than one treatment to choose from and each treatment might have an effect on your sex life. Your treatment options might include:

Keep in mind that each part of a man’s sexual response is somewhat separate from the other parts. So, after some types of cancer treatment, a man might still want sex and be able to ejaculate, but he might not be able to get an erection. After other types of treatment, a man may have the feeling of orgasm along with the contracting muscles, but semen doesn’t come out.

Last Medical Review: 08/28/2014
Last Revised: 09/23/2014