Sex and relationships

Learn how prostate cancer treatments can affect your sex life and find out ways to cope with this.

Difficulty getting and keeping an erection

Certain prostate cancer treatments can affect your ability to get and keep an erection. Find out what help is available.

Infertility after prostate cancer treatment

You might not be able to have children after prostate cancer treatment. This can be difficult to cope with.

Less interest in sex (libido)

Your diagnosis of prostate cancer and its treatments can cause a loss of interest in sex. This is also called a low libido or sex drive.

Orgasm and ejaculation

Some prostate cancer treatments can have an effect on orgasms and ejaculation. Find out more about why this happens.

Bowel problems and anal sex

Radiotherapy to the prostate gland can cause diarrhoea, irritation and pain in the anal area.

Last reviewed: 
24 Jun 2019
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