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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I should not complain but almost 12 weeks out since robotic surgery I have been having dry orgasms turn The problem is it takes about 2 minutes mad Due to heavy medication for headaches I do not get an erection but I due take viagra from all day chemist for .56 cents a tablet ( thanks you guys) I do not get an erection but I did not before either due to medication. I am 48 YO does anybody else have this???????? yeah shocked
48 yrs old
Robotic RP
6-15 2009 Da Vinci surgery
8-10 2009 almost dry big step
Still ED
Recovery is a process not a switch to turn on and off.
Using support groups like this and in person to make it through

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 9/8/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Dry orgasms are to be expected. The prostate is the main contributor to the fluid part of the ejaculate, and with that gone, you can expect to be mostly dry. If you meant "dry" in the sense of no urine, then well done -- another milestone! Many of us leak some urine at orgasm to start with, as I did. But after a few months, no sign of that now.

I can't really help with the quick draw -- but some here might see it as an advantage! Before surgery I always tended to be a premature ejaculator. But post-surgery, I am quite the opposite, requiring a lot of stimulation to reach orgasm, and if anything last too long. This is using (penile) injections. On the few occasions I have used the pump for intercourse, I have found that I come more quickly, so for me, that may be a plus factor -- but not necessarily for you!

So you may find that injections slow you down, if you can get over the natural apprehension we all have towards them at first.

One of the side effects of Viagra (I think!) is headaches -- can you rule out the Viagra as your source of headaches?
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) are working well. VED also works but we find it inferior to Bimix.
14 months: Occasional nocturnal erections.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 9/9/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
How often are you having an orgasm? It should be every day at this point. While there is no longer a build up of fluids in the prostate or vesicles, your hormones are still functioning and sexual response will be faster if you are having no regular ejaculations.

slow things down exactly the same way you would have before surgery - JO an hour or two before sex, use some cream to limit sensation. If you're not using an erection for intercourse, then can you simply avoid stimulation during sex until you are ready to come?
Piano has some good advice. the induced erections are often less sensitive than natural ones. partners often love the longevity of these!
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!

ED Website: - frank discussions of Erectile Dysfunction - check it out.

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