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Erectile Dysfunction Book Reviews

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Five star rating

Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants
Rick Redner MSW and Brenda Redner RN. Lulu Publishing Services, 2016.

For anyone facing severe Erectile Dysfunction, or considering a penile implant, this is a must-read book.  It is a very personal story of one couple’s struggle with ED.  At the same time, it in incredibly fact-filled, with detailed information about the implant process, and dozens of footnotes and references.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Penile Implants, Relationships & Sex

Five star rating

Making Love Real: The Intelligent Couple’s Guide to Lasting Intimacy and Passion
Danielle Harel PhD and Celeste Hirschman MA.  Somatica Press, 2015.

Making Love Real will help you take your relationship to the next level, one that includes both your emotional and your sexual connection. Written by two pioneering sex therapists and relationship coaches who have worked successfully with countless individuals and couples helping them improve their relationships and sort out their sexual challenges, this comprehensive guide offers you an in-depth understanding of sexual desire and relationship dynamics as well as a highly practical set of tools that will help you have deep and lasting transformation in your relationship.

TAGS: Relationships & Sex

Four star rating

Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love: Supporting and Caring for Your Partner
Dr. Anne Katz. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.

This is a comprehensive book, covering almost every aspect of prostate cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Unlike the other books listed below, there isn’t a lot of discussion of sex. And despite the title, this book isn’t really about partners – the information is equally useful for the patient himself. The book is highly recommended if you have not yet chosen or undergone treatment.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Relationships & Sex

Five star rating

Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer – A Guide for Men and Their Partners
Jeffrey Albaugh. Jannetti Publications, 2012.

This is the best book overall book on the subject of recovery after prostate cancer treatments. It covers all the problems you will encounter, and appropriate treatments for each. All of the author’s recommendations are supported by references to scientific studies, but he doesn’t get bogged down in the scientific details. He also addresses the psychological impact on the patient and his partner, and gives recommendations for finding support groups.

This book would also be useful for men suffering from other causes of ED or incontinence.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Relationships & Sex

Four star rating

Saving Your Sex Life – A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer
Dr. John Mulhall. CIACT, 2011.

A very “technical” book that explains the biology and medicine behind sexual function, the damage done by various treatments, and the options for sexual rehabilitation. The information is great, but you may get lost in the technical details.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Relationships & Sex

One star rating

Sex After Prostate Cancer – A Wife’s Secrets
Lori Wilk. Comm Studios, 2014.

While it is clearly heartfelt, this short book (101 pages of large type) is very superficial and contains almost no useful information.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Relationships & Sex

Five star rating

Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex–and How to Get It
Marty Klein, PH.D.  HarperOne, 2013.

This is not your standard sex book. Sex therapist, sociologist, and Psychology Today contributor Dr. Marty Klein goes beyond the sex manuals to reveal how our mindsets during sex are more important than any tricks or techniques—and that the way to a healthier, more exciting, more fulfilling sex life lies in first developing our sexual intelligence. 

This is a beautiful book that gets directly to the point regarding many of the issues we face in regards to communication, how we think about sex and what we want.

TAGS:  Sexual Health, Relationships & Sex

Five star rating

The Penis Book
Aaron Spitz, MD. Rodale Wellness, 2018.

The Penis Book by Dr. Aaron Spitz

This remarkable book is filled with information about every man’s favorite organ. It’s filled with detailed information on every aspect of penis health, including things that can go wrong (including ED), and treatment options.  There are ample footnotes and references, so you can verify the information in the book.

Best of all, the book is written in a light-hearted, almost tongue-in-cheek style, making it easy and fun to read.

Disclosure:  The Penis Book was written by ED Treatment Center advisor Aaron Spitz.

TAGS:  Erectile Dysfunction, Penis Health