From my own experience at the start of month 16 of 18 months of ADT, preserving my interest in sexual activity was an increasingly tough challenge, the more time passed in the first few months of hormone therapy.
During that time, I knew I had to do some mental Ju-jitsu. And so I "told" my flagging libido that it did not need the T to survive the duration of ADT -- IF penile blood flow could not only be preserved but enhanced.
So, instead of setting up (or just sort of progressively allowing) a downward spiral to begin -- i.e. rapid loss of interest in sex, even stopping solo sex, thus allowing penile tissue damage, and penile/testicular shrinkage to occur -- I was fortunately able to set up a positive, upward spiral:
Having a reliable device like my homemade Loop, which produces/assists with erections, in turn encouraged my sometimes- somnombulent libido to stay awake enough to remember to masturbate on a regular basis. Once I begin jacking it, whether or not my libido is particularly interested, I feel turned on.
Good porn is helpful to a newly-single guy just turned 69. In turn, as my libido feels more awake and alive, the response to daily 5mg Tadalafil gets better and better incrementally.
Unfortunately, I couldn't seemingly get more than a very small number of Healthunocked group members interested in the Loop instructions, and actually trying it out. I felt disappointed, but I know the efficacy of the device, at least for me.
But all that's totally OK, and I no longer feel so desperate to pester you with so many of these Loop posts, because now, FDA-backed Giddy and Xialla are both out there! These things work, guys.
And, sure enough, both work on the same exact principle as my device, but with far more technological wizardry, and they apply pressure in two other ways than the Loop.
All three devices use the principle of "Apply pressure -- without constricting, but rather, enhancing blood flow."
So many of you will be helped by these two new devices that have been FDA-tested and shown to work as claimed for many if not most test subjects.
Particularly if you're on ADT, but also recovering from RP especially, there is no time to waste in the dangerous "Use it or lose it" challenge. Make no mistake; this will unmake your sexual potency if you allow it, and then can seemingly "kill" libido (which is NOT dead but sleeping) so that it essentially doesn't come back after ADT.
Obviously also, the wide variances in nerve-sparing success greatly influence the duration, and ultimate degree, of erection recovery possible for that patient.
So many men -- despite the wide availability of implants, give up on sex after PC treatments, which to me is a profoundly distressing and sad outcome, which doesn't have to be bad or hopeless enough to give up on the core physical expression of manhood.
But I think that most often it's the case that the number one issue -- one that will give a"fix" to ED for that session of sex activity, and strengthen the libido -- is just HOW to get blood flow up there and produce an erection, and how to KEEP the blood up there.
Success in this makes the libido a little stronger each session, whether or not it was even that interested at the time.
These new devices, at Getmegiddy.com & Xialla.com, will thrill a lot of you. You are going to be surprised and delighted, many of you. Don't underestimate how good these devices will be for your well-being and self-esteem!
I predict these simple devices (and probably others forthcoming) will provide strong temporary fixes to even moderate to severe ED...just as they claim they do.
All I want to do in being here as a cancer patient myself, is try and contribute to the well-being of everyone in these wonderful groups.
Good luck to all you guys, and we'll all keep on, weathering the numerous challenges involved in our shared illness.
We embrace life as we desire and are able, and as we strive to bring our hopes and dreams to fruition.