Much older than you might imagine, penile prostheses are sometimes the only way men can regain normalcy in their day-to-day lives. Whether due to heart disease, diabetes, a severe injury, or for dozens of other reasons, going under the knife to regain functionality in this part of the body may be the only possible way out after trying many different types of therapies (drugs, waves shock, psychotherapy, etc.).
The fear of going through a penile prosthesis surgery is entirely normal. Many wonders, in fact, to what extent this intervention may affect their sexual life in the future. Do intimate relationships change a lot? What are relationships like when you don’t have a completely natural penis? These are some of the most frequent and logical questions for those considering this operation. Continue reading this article by FastlyHealif you want to find out what sexual relations are like for men with a penile prosthesis and more aspects related to this surgery.
How a penile prosthesis affects sexual intercourse
Before addressing the matter, it should be noted that there are two types of prostheses.
- On the one hand, the malleable penile prostheses have metallic silver and copper braiding inside and are flexible.
- On the other hand, hydraulic penile prostheses are more advisable due to their initial flaccidity, discretion, and later ability to harden.
From there, and highlighting that the most used in recent years are hydraulic, we must also mention that with them, erection problems are something that disappears completely. In this sense, concerns about “triggers” disappear since it is impossible for this problem to occur because the mechanical aid of the implant has a 100% reliability index. Being a prosthesis handled on-demand can be substantial to enjoy full and satisfying sexual relations.
Leaving aside everything related to erectile dysfunction, do not think that they worsen the sensation of pleasure since it is the opposite: it does not affect sensitivity, ejaculation, or orgasm.
Desire and pleasure at the same level
Having a penile prosthesis does not negatively affect desire. It can help a man remove specific fears or anxieties he previously dragged when facing the act. The currently being implanted models allow one to experience orgasm with the same intensity and enjoy the pleasure of intimate relationships.
It must also be taken into account that recent surgeries have achieved such a level that there are hardly any changes in the aesthetics of the body. The prostheses are placed internally, so there are no visible changes in the man. Your sexual partner will not even realize that there is something different inside, except in the case, in the beginning since these models must be activated by pressing the reservoir to proceed with the pumping that involves inflating or deflating it. As for ejaculation or fertility itself, nothing changes since the implant replaces the corpora cavernosa of the penis that firm the natural erection, leaving the entire system of blood vessels and nerve endings intact.
It has become a lifeline for many couples to improve their sexual relationships, relief from many months or years of frustration, demotivation, or lack of understanding.
Transparency and communication
However, both specialists and people who have undergone this surgery strongly recommend being transparent and informing the couple about it. Penile prostheses are instructed not to hide in a relationship and should be apparent from the first moment. It should not be a reason for embarrassment or a feeling of less manhood. Transparency is essential in a relationship when we talk about something so intimate and crucial.
Leaving all this behind, there are no significant changes in the sexual life of couples in which someone has had to undergo surgery to place a penile prosthesis, at least not in a negative way. Except for a few exceptions, it is not enjoyed as it should be due to fear or even embarrassment when wearing a prosthesis. All the rests are positive opinions and general satisfaction for both men and women. There are also other cases, very residual, where rejection or infection of the body of the prosthesis occurs. Still, it is something that for years has improved a lot thanks to new materials and new prophylactic measures in the operating room.
In addition to being a great solution to continue living as normally as possible, prostheses are also ideal to end many problems that may be had in relationships. In this sense, the most intimate moments in couples with a penile prosthesis continue to be as much or more enjoyable for both parties and even more fun when overcoming specific common fears. Not surprisingly, more and more people go under the knife without fear when they have a problem related to their intimate areas and need a remedy as “definitive” as this is.
This article is merely informative. At FastlyHeal .com, we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any condition or discomfort.
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I am a Surgeon with a diploma in comprehensive ultrasound and surgical care residency, an area I am specializing in. During the exercise of my profession, I have realized the need for patients to know the diseases they suffer, and I can tell you that a large part of their complications is due to a lack of information. Being a health web writer allows me to transmit my experience, without borders, to all those readers eager for knowledge, educate them in the prevention of diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle.