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 your cancer. There might be more than one treatment to choose from and each treatment might have an effect on your sexual response. 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 may still desire sex and be able to ejaculate but not have an erection. After other types of treatment, a man may have the feeling of orgasm along with the contracting muscles even though semen no longer comes out.

Last Medical Review: 05/16/2013
Last Revised: 06/12/2013