Well, I'm all caught up. Sort of. I've done a little bit of research into the post-op situation for my Faithful Reader. There's both bad news and good. The bad is that for men who've had the radical prostate removal years ago, there is probably no help other than the vacuum-cockring systems (available in most pharmacies or through some website stores). And we're not talking about the types you find in adult stores or web sites. No. These are the real McCoy. They can be awkward to use and these cock rings can do some real major damage to your dick if left in place too long. They are that tight.
There is, of course, the implant route. There are various types of implants to help you pump up your prick; there are rigid ones which give you a permanent hard-on, there are semi-rigid ones which might be good for a bit of hand or mouth play but you sure as hell aren't going to be plowing anything!
None of those options are likely to be covered by any insurance. Even though modern medicine has found and proven that a man's ability to get a good, solid, stiff prick is essential to our well-being. So much so that, our soldiers who suffer severe groin injuries beg to be allowed to die. And, in some cases, those whose lives are saved will often commit suicide rather than live without a penis.
Can a guy live without a cock? Sure. Can he live if he has one that doesn't function? Of course. But our ability to go from this:
has been proven beyond a doubt to be an essential part of quality of life. More so mentally than physically, yes. But quality of life is all mentality.
You long-time readers may recall my own brother has had the radical prostate removal. He imparted that a sex therapist taught him how to work up a pretty decent boner. I've asked him - after all, if you can't ask a brother these questions, who can you ask?? - to share the information with us. He's been down and out with a very nasty strain of flu, so I'll have to be patient for his response.
In the meantime, tomorrow I'll start a series on the good news that's been filtering out of research labs and operating rooms.