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Post-operative Sexual Health

Advise for men and women

Recovery from post-op erectile dysfunction

After removal of the prostate, in certain circumstances, a penile pump can be used as an exercise to aid in the recovery of erectile dysfunction.

A vacuum pump is a device that forces blood into the penis to create an erection. Once the penis is hard, you can place a rubber ring around the base to maintain the erection.

Radiation Therapy

Dilators can be used 4 weeks after radiation therapy to help expand the width and depth of the vagina, help the tissues to remain elastic and flexible and treat and minimise scarring.

Kegel Balls

Kegel Balls are small, weighted balls that can be inserted into the vagina to aid pelvic floor or vagina strengthening exercises. They may also improve sexual pleasure.

One hand puring gel onto another

Use Personal Lubricants for your Sexual Wellbeing

Many women suffer from vaginal dryness, the reasons for this are wide and varied. Many people associate the term only with menopausal women, but the problem also affects much younger women.

Childbirth, breastfeeding, immune system problems, radio or chemotherapy, excessive genital hygiene practices – all of these can cause vaginal dryness. Women affected by this problem experience itching and burning in their genital areas.

The vagina is normally coated in a milky white liquid, even when a woman is not sexually aroused. For women with vaginal dryness, this coating is no longer present. The vagina is therefore unprotected, which causes the resulting friction. In addition to the burning and itching already mentioned, this also makes the genital area more susceptible to infections. Personal lubricants work to alleviate friction, and can be used during sexual intercourse.
As well as these unpleasant side effects, vaginal dryness also affects the intimate life of the women. Pain during sexual intercourse makes one of the greatest pleasures in life significantly less pleasant. Most women don’t speak about this, but it can be simple to alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness. Personal lubricants are the answer.
Contrary to what many assume, personal lubricants are suitable for daily use. Simply apply to the genital area to alleviate the unpleasant feeling caused by dryness.

Silicone-based personal lubricants
Silicone-based personal lubricants are made up of silicone molecules. Since silicone molecules are larger than the pores of the skin, they do not penetrate the skin, but remain on the surface. Upon application of silicone-based personal lubricants, a protective film forms on the skin, which not only alleviates the symptoms of vaginal dryness, but also guarantees lubrication for an extended period.

Black bottle of Eros lubricant
A white and gold bottle of Wet Stuff personal water based lubricant.

Water-based personal lubricants
Water-based personal lubricants are mostly composed of water. When applied to the mucosa of the vagina, the water-based personal lubricant is absorbed into the upper layers of the skin and so provides the mucosa with the moisture that is lacked. Water-based personal lubricants also alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness. A good water-based personal lubricant should leave the skin feeling soft and pleasant, and not sticky.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.