Intimacy after Surgery


Each year in this country, 30 million cisgender men and their partners are robbed of an essential part of their lives when they are faced with sexual dysfunction due to diabetes, prostate cancer, an injury or psychological reasons. Many desperately want advice, but are too embarrassed to broach the subject with a doctor or even with each other. Virginia and Keith tell the story of how they have dealt with Keith's sexual dysfunction, brought on by a radical prostatectomy at the age of forty-nine. They reveal the solutions that have brought them closer together, and offer further resources and support groups that can be found on both the internet and through local and national organizations.

Keith and Virginia Laken spoke to the Program in Human Sexuality and invited guests on June 22, 2017.