I had the da Vinci surgery on Dec 11, 2007. I knew that it may result in issues with ED and/or incontinency, but I was never told that it could diminish, if not completely stop my ability to have an orgasm.
My surgeon said that my right nerve bundle was saved, and informed me that the left bundle was saved, but that there was some damage to the left side and he could not tell how that would impact my ED ability long term. I was always told that the impact for nerve bundles damage would be to your ability to have an erection. I was also always told that your ability to have an orgasm was related to a different set of nerves, and that even if you could not have an erection, you could still achieve and orgasm, and some men say that there orgasm’s are even more intense after surgery.
You know what, I could deal with not having the ability to have an erection, because I knew that I could use the pump, or the pill, or a shot, or even an implant. I knew before surgery that if I could not continue to have an orgasm, that would impact me much worse.
I am very happy that my PSA is “undetectable” (.01). I am also very happy that I already have the ability to have some engorgement that at times results in as much as 35 to 65 % of an erection, and now that I have the pump, I can get an erection that is simply “glorious”. The thing that I am seriously impacted by is that I have not been able to achieve an orgasm. I have the desire, I even feel pretty good during stimulation and intercourse, but even though it does seem to build up toward a climax, it never goes over the edge.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? Have things improved over time? If so, how long did it take?
I would appreciate any feedback, but especially from those people that may have experience with this issue.