Prostate cancer survivors who experience erectile dysfunction can apparently by helped through traditional therapy and online counseling --- a new study by researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre has revealed!
According to the researchers, led by Leslie Schover, administering some therapy or some form of counselling – either conventional or online – to men who survive prostate cancers as well as their partners can apparently bring about a notable improvement in both erectile function and orgasm function.
For the study – titled ‘The Counselling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss)’ -, the research team categorized 115 prostate cancer survivors who were experiencing erectile dysfunction into three factions. One of the groups received online care; the second was given attention in person; while the third was out on a ‘waiting list’ for counselling and therapy.
A random swapping of the groups was done after three months; and another 71 couples, who were receiving only Internet-based counselling, were added for a better analysis of results.
It was found that, overall, prostate cancer survivors and their partners who were exposed to some form or the other of therapy and counselling reported a noteworthy improvement in erectile function and orgasm function, as well as more intercourse and sexual satisfaction, as compared to their counterparts who had been left entirely on the ‘waiting list’!