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Masturbation after Prostate Cancer Treatment


Masturbation after prostate cancer treatment can be helpful in decreasing the risk of impotence and penile shrinkage. The radical prostatectomy removes a portion of the urethra which can shorten the length of the penis. Radiation therapy can contribute to hardening of the blood vessels in the penis. Think of the penis as people think of the muscles in their bodies: if a muscle does not exercise, it grows weak and inflexible. Masturbation or penile exercises through external stimulation forces blood to flow through the caverns of the penis which keep the organ malleable and may help decrease the chances of penile shrinkage. After brachytherapy, men who will not use condoms for sexual intercourse should masturbate the first times after treatment to avoid letting migratory seeds enter their partner.



 
 

 
 
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