Issues and Sexual Problems for Men

I lost my penis in the OR!!

Published: May 13 2014
Dear Dr. Myrtle, I had my prostate removed about 3 months ago because of prostate cancer, and well, 'Peter’ seems to have gotten lost in the OR. Even though my doctor told me that my erections would go away for awhile, I was more focused on living than I was thinking about sex. Now that I’m mostly healed from the surgery, my erections still...

Painful Scrotum & Epididymitis

Published: May 12 2006
Dr. Myrtle, In the past two weeks, I’ve noticed blood streaks in my ejaculate. My testicles are a bit tender because I’ve had to wear a support/crotch harness at work (to prevent a fall), and it feels pretty uncomfortable to wear. Could I be doing any damage? Is there something I should do? This sounds like a case of epididymitis. Most men...

Ejaculation and Prostate Cancer

Published: Oct 22 2008
Dear Dr. Myrtle I heard that if a man ejaculates on a regular basis it can help prevent prostate cancer. Is this true? I was also wondering if women need to drain their G-Spot fluid regularly if it’s not expressed in sexual activity, since women have prostates, too? The seminal fluid that results in male ejaculate comes from (er, is...

Listening to Tweety: Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Medical Problems

Published: Dec 13 2006
Dr. Myrtle, My husband is a very healthy man with erectile dysfunction treated by sildenafil (Viagra). I don’t really understand why this is occurs. Is it a problem for him to take sildenafil repeatedly? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common. One of every two men between the age of 40-70 years finds it difficult to obtain an erection...

Impotence and men

Published: Apr 3 2006
Dear Dr. Myrtle My friend told me that he has impotence, and feels as though his sex life is over. Is there something that he can do? Impotence is a condition where a man’s penis cannot get or maintain a hard enough erection for penetration. Due in part to cultural messages that suggest that sex equals penetration, many men and their partners...

Penile Rehabilitation after Prostate or Pelvic Surgery or Radiation

Published: Apr 14 2011
Why Do Erections Stop Happening after Prostate Cancer Surgery? A common cause of ED is anything that damages, stretches or cuts nerves deep in the pelvis, which commonly happens during surgical or radiation intervention for prostate, colon or rectal cancer. It’s common for men with prostate cancer to have pre-surgical metabolic ED, yet...

Men's Erectile Function

Published: Apr 20 2010
Download a free PDF version of this brochure Dear Dr. Myrtle, How do men get erections? To understand erections, we have to first understand the anatomy of the penis. Four Part Harmony A male penis is made up of 4 basic structures. The soft, hairless outside skin that stretches over the penis. The urethra, a...