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Surgery to remove your prostate (radical prostatectomy) can have side effects that change your sex life.

Select any of these possible side effects to find out more.

Yes, it’s possible that you might have pain in your penis and the surrounding areas when you orgasm. It could last less than a minute, but some men find it can last longer.

It’s true that you might not last as long during sex and reach orgasm more quickly.

Yes, this can happen. You might leak a small amount of urine when you orgasm.

It’s likely that it will feel different when you orgasm. Surgery removes your prostate and seminal vesicles. Both of these help your body make semen (ejaculate). So when they’re gone, you won’t be able to ejaculate. But you can still orgasm.