June 2013

I was checking news about prostate cancer on the internet last week and came across this post written by a man who’d been treated for prostate cancer:  “I am a victim of nerve damage.  It has been 17 years without sex.  Please help me.”

This is such an unnecessarily sad and painful response to the loss of erectile functioning.  The word “victim” signals an abandonment of hope and action, and the “17 years without sex” explains why.