A large part of sex is about intimacy, and the trust between you and your mate. Working on that side of things can be a good way to bring back that loving feeling…

Marvin Gaye sang about it and we all grooved to the sounds when he sang  "When I get that feeling I want sexual healing, sexual healing baby.... its good for you......." 

It may be the closest thing to a Kiwi bloke’s heart, and yet SEX is not so easy to talk about. Not for us blokes anyway. Sex isn’t a favourite conversation starter for the average Kiwi bloke. But when sexual problems get in the way of your life, it’s worth sorting them. There is a lot of help out there if you go looking for it – and let’s face it, anything’s better than nothing in that department!

Key Points:

  • Many sexual problems caused by cancer and other illnesses can be temporary
  • Don’t ignore or stay silent about sexual problems (impotence, ejaculation problems etc). Sex IS important, and it IS worth seeking help
  • Stress and anxiety can affect sexual performance. Talk to your doctor or health professional about how you might make changes to improve your life between the sheets

Suggested Readings and Websites 

More Links:

A Guide For People With Cancer And Their Partners (PDF)

Sexuality and Cancer (PDF) 

Erection troubles - Mens Health Trust NZ

Mens sexual health - Diabetes NZ