Just a quirky notion I have ...

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Guys!  Call me crazy, but I stand by what I'm about to say.  If you KNOW that medical intervention is imminent for your prostate, lay off the sex for four weeks BEFORE the procedure, and 12 weeks AFTER the procedure.  Also, drink a little more water than usual without creating urinary elimination problems.  Do this before ... AND after the procedure as well. Could I be off base regarding these two suggestions?  You bet!  That said, they're pretty much innocuous, and they're not going to hurt you.  Give it a rest, my brothers in agony.  Give it a rest!

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    What is the reason to lay off sex for 4 weeks before?  I totally agree with the fluid intake.

     

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    Alan,

    I had sex on post op day 14. No need to wait forc12 weeks. Sounds too long. And also had sex night before procedure. Total abstinence was only 13 days. Not bad at all.

    MK

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    Thanks for the recommendations as anything that you have discovered could be valuable to others. I firmly believe that it's important to follow whatever feels right for you and see no absolutely harm for you following it.

    Is your advice to abstain from sex based on your own personal experience?

    I'm interested to hear more about your rationale.

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      Many of my brothers-in-suffering disagree with my premise, and I have to respect them.  I tend to simplify these matters as much as possible.  That said, a prostate issue is analogous to an injury.  When we injure any part of the human anatomy, what is our natural inclination?  It is to rest that injured part.  The prevailing counterargument in this thread is that it isn't necessary to wait, and the men who say this could be absolutely correct.  My point is this:  Given the two scenarios (1) resting the prostate for a while, or (2) using the prostate immediately after surgery, if there is a modicum of safety to be found, it's in the former strategy, not the latter.  Trading off three months without sex for a chance to accelerate healing (however small that chance may be)?  Come on!

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