In Making Love Again, Virginia and Keith Laken describe in intimate detail their struggle with impotence. It is their struggle, even though it is Keith’s impotence. … with such unreserved honesty that the book is a genuine page-turner.
This is a must-read textbook for physicians on what prostate cancer is like from the patient’s point of view. It is also a handbook for the thousands of men and women who are dealing with that feared medical term ED — erectile dysfunction. Sexual problems are not limited to cancer patients but also affect those with such common diagnoses as heart disease, diabetes and depression. The story of the Lakens will resonate with all of them.
The Washington Post
A groundbreaking book that is a ‘must read’ for health-care providers or anyone dealing with sexual dysfunction, prostate cancer, or lack of sexual intimacy. Should be in all hospital, medical, public and personal libraries.
Chris Kraft, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Center for Marital and Sexual Health
I’m posting this essay on both of my blogs; virginialaken.com which deals with MCI and here at hopeforcouples.com on which I write about aging and intimacy. I’m doing so because … [Read More...] about Body memory and making love
For the most part when I’ve written about intimacy I’ve referred to physical intimacy —the act of lovemaking. But today I want to write about verbal intimacy, trust intimacy, and … [Read More...] about Verbal intimacy, trust intimacy, and truth intimacy
Author’s note: This is an essay I wrote about eight years ago, when I was thinking of publishing a book of essays detailing the continuing journey of how Keith and I were dealing … [Read More...] about Intimacy in our forties and fifties
My name is Virginia Laken, and my journey into intimate storytelling began during a crisis in my marriage. At the age of 49, my husband Keith had surgery for prostate cancer and as a result of his operation, he was no longer able to achieve an erection. He felt humiliated, isolated and … Read more about About Keith and Virginia Laken