Men’s Health: 3 great podcasts and a website!

Men’s Health is slowly gathering more momentum and recognition as an area that needs support and information. It is super important to discuss changes in pelvic health with your GP. Although it may be a difficult conversation, once you start the conversation it will get easier and generally, there is something that can be done to help.

It is estimated that 18,110 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2021. One in six men will be diagnosed by the age of 85.  The treatment for prostate cancer may include most commonly, surgery, radiation and or hormonal therapy. These treatments may all cause a number of different side effects which in turn have an impact on quality of life. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a great place to gather information and support and they are doing a great job in raising awareness of prostate cancer. 

Erectile function (EF) is another topic often not readily discussed and yet it is estimated to affect 1 in 5 men over the age of 40.  Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, means not being able to obtain or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. Many men have erectile dysfunction at some time in their lives. It can come and go.  There can be a number of different causes of ED and the first step is to discuss with your GP. In fact, ED may be an early indicator of heart issues due to the fact that an erection needs good blood flow. So, if your heart is not doing its best job, that may affect your EF.

Pelvic pain in men is another area that is not easily discussed or recognized. It may include:

  • Discomfort, pressure or pain in lower abdomen or groin
  • Itching or burning around genitals, buttocks or inner thighs
  • Pain or discomfort in the penis
  • Painful intercourse or ejaculation
  • Painful urination
  • Testicle pain

Pelvic pain can be treated. With the right approach men can learn what triggers the pain and how to manage it. 

The good news is that as awareness grows, so does support groups and treatment options, as well as information.

Of course, talking to your GP, oncologist, urologist is imperative and will provide most important information. However, if you are looking to gather more information on a range of different men’s health topics, here are 3 great podcasts worthy of a listen:

1. The Penis Project: 

Everything you always wanted to know about Men’s Health but were too embarrassed to ask. Join Physiotherapist, Dr Jo Milios & Sexologist/Nurse Practitioner, Melissa Hadley Barrett as they talk to real men and the experts about men’s private parts ……

2. Lifting the Kilt

Is a podcast found on Mens Health Downunder:

You can list to the podcast here on Spotify:

A great podcast with easy to understand information and advice.

3. The Penis Podcast: 

Dr Jayson Oates, innovator and founder of the CALIBRE non-surgical penile augmentation procedure discusses all things penises and men’s intimate health.

4. A Touchy Subject: website

Finally, for more information on recovery from prostate cancer surgery and penile health, take a look at A Touchy Subject: loads of great information, videos and more.

A Touchy Subject helps get your sex life back after Prostate Cancer Treatment. Includes Vacurect Pump demos, Penile Rehabilitation how-tos and interviews ..

So put your ear phones in next time you are out on a walk and take a listen. I am sure you will learn something new each time!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or send an email. We are happy to help!


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