Based on the assumption that the 66% ED figure is correct, and I can only assume it is, (As I don't know one RP friend who is not adversely affected by ED)... Then we all have to take something or inject or pump or whatever prior to 'participation'..
So just make sure you completely void your bladder and the chances of a squirt will be minimised.
re. the shortening - I am confident that the bladder is pulled down a bit to compensate for the shortened Urethra.
Check your Ureathro-Cysto-Gram (???) and see the conical shape of the bladder
If shortening was an issue, caused by Urethra shortening, then it should have been short Post-Op and possibly regains some length as the Urethra stretches.
BUT - my length was the same post-RRP, and has shortened since, suggesting that it is more to do with the lack of use, and the inability to pump it up to 100%, when you do get the chance.
"Even though our liquid part of orgasm has been removed, we still have the muscle part intact."
I suspect that this is not entirely correct, but close... Most of the muscular-activity is devoted to squeezing the ejaculate fliuds, so I presume that ALL the Ejac' muscles/nerves/veins are removed with the Prostate.
I would suggest that it is just the general abdominal contractions that cause the problem..
With the 66% ED figure -- Don't forget that this is AFTER 3 years, when we were told "All should be fine"..
They make the point that the figure for Post-RP to 12Mths., must be dramatically higher.. probably 99%
I speak to a good few men and NONE of them are claiming Normal function, and most are resigned to "Other Activities".. with normal activity seeming just too much bother !
I am finding that the (Alternate use) of the nasal-spray.. .. is easily the most natural ?? ( If anything can again be considered 'Natural' ) --- "Have a squirt, give it a squirt and come out to play "
PS --"3. Both my left and right nerve bundles were spared, which I know is a good thing....but what will cause these bundles to get back to doing whatever it is they do normally?"
One Doctor, critical of the concept of Nerve Sparing and reporting the real and adverse ED at 3 years, commented that nerve sparing was like carefully paring a strip of apple-skin , stem to stern, from the apple and then removing the apple leaving the skin-strips behind. You must take ALL the prostate material away, just leaving this slice of the outer capsule..
How difficult would that be, when you can't even see the nerve, and can barely see the nerve sheath. How difficult would it be to not bruise or nick or stretch (and break the inner nerve)
Why do we wonder why things don't work the same? I NOW wonder, why anything works at all ! .. . It's all quite fascinating.. and frustrating..
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 1/4/2011 2:58:27 PM (GMT-7)