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Intimacy With Impotence: The Couple's Guide To Better Sex After Prostate Disease
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Intimacy With Impotence: The Couple's Guide To Better Sex After Prostate Disease

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by Ralph Alterowitz, Barbara Alterowitz
 

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Erectile dysfunction is a frequent consequence of prostate cancer and other prostate disease treatments. Though unwelcome and embarrassing, it doesn't have to end a couple's sex life. Both informative and practical, Intimacy with Impotence gives couples cause for hope. It discusses impotence in lay terms, provides information on the commercial therapies and

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Erectile dysfunction is a frequent consequence of prostate cancer and other prostate disease treatments. Though unwelcome and embarrassing, it doesn't have to end a couple's sex life. Both informative and practical, Intimacy with Impotence gives couples cause for hope. It discusses impotence in lay terms, provides information on the commercial therapies and medications both available and being researched now, and gives practical advice about lovemaking-from getting in the mood to commonsense suggestions to erection-less satisfaction. Written with complete honesty and compassion by a prostate cancer survivor and his wife, this is the essential resource for couples trying to reestablish intimacy and sex in the face of impotence.

Editorial Reviews

Oncology Nursing Forum
"Excellent...an easy-to-read, candid book that could offer a great deal of understanding and help to couples experiencing erectile dysfunction."
Library Journal
Cancer survivor Alterowitz and his wife, Barbara, have revamped their The Lovin' Ain't Over: The Couple's Guide to Better Sex After Prostate Disease. As in the original edition, the authors rely on a team of researchers and medical/psychological consultants. Suitable for older and/or conservative couples, their well-organized text has no slang or graphics and cautious discussion of noncoital activities. The message: impotence offers an opportunity to revive intimacy through more sensual, romantic sex. The text focuses on FAQs regarding prostate surgery and impotence; learning to have satisfying, sensual sex; and devices, pharmaceuticals, and other products to enhance erections (e.g., combination and off-label drug therapies, herbal products, and dietary supplements). "Key Points" sections help orient readers, and the appendixes of treatments, manufacturers, resources, and reading matter are very good. But more about sex toys and outercourse techniques (e.g., sharing masturbation) could have been included. For public libraries, to be complemented by Virginia and Keith Laken's Making Love Again, which emphasizes psychological issues.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786730032
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
718,256
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The founding vice-chair and former Director of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, Ralph Alterowitz is currently the President of the Education Center for Prostate Cancer Patients. He lives in Potomac, Maryland. Barbara Alterowitz is a marketing executive with an international technology firm. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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Intimacy With Impotence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Frogee16 More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative book for ANY male who has to address his Prostate Cancer Diagnosis with invasive surgery.I certainly recommend reading this book before making any final medical decisions ! Tt addresses many emotional and Post treatment issues that are not given enough consideration by The Doctors.It is very inspirational for Couples as it gives the female a signiifucant insight into the Emotions her man is trying to address.The "How To Suggestions" are very practical and very definitely prepares one to adjust to post Operation Fall out..