Beyond Physical Fitness
Exercise goes beyond improving physical health; it can also positively impact sexual function and intimacy for men with prostate cancer.
Enhanced Blood Flow
Regular physical activity improves blood flow to the pelvic region, supporting erectile function and sexual performance.
Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, promoting a sense of well-being and reducing stress, which can influence sexual satisfaction.
Men who engage in regular exercise often experience a boost in libido and sexual desire.
Strengthening Pelvic Muscles
Certain exercises, like Kegels, can strengthen pelvic floor muscles, aiding in urinary control and enhancing sexual function.
Positive Body Image
Regular exercise can improve body image and self-confidence, leading to a more fulfilling sexual experience.
Maintaining a healthy weight through exercise can improve hormonal balance, positively affecting sexual health.
Exercise supports cardiovascular health, enhancing blood circulation and benefiting erectile function.
Regular physical activity can reduce cancer-related fatigue, contributing to increased sexual stamina.
Exercise is linked to improved mental health, which can foster a more satisfying sexual relationship.
Managing stress through exercise can lead to reduced performance anxiety and improved sexual satisfaction.