Erectile dysfunction is a frequent consequence of prostate cancer and other prostate disease treatments. Though unwelcome and embarrassing, it doesn't have to end a couple's sex life. Both informative and practical, Intimacy with Impotence gives couples cause for hope. It discusses impotence in lay terms, provides information on the commercial therapies and medications both available and being researched now, and gives practical advice about lovemaking-from getting in the mood to commonsense suggestions to erection-less satisfaction. Written with complete honesty and compassion by a prostate cancer survivor and his wife, this is the essential resource for couples trying to reestablish intimacy and sex in the face of impotence.
The founding vice-chair and former Director of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, Ralph Alterowitz is currently the President of the Education Center for Prostate Cancer Patients. He lives in Potomac, Maryland. Barbara Alterowitz is a marketing executive with an international technology firm. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.