Many men aren’t aware of what prostate is, what it does, how to know what’s normal and what isn’t, or when to go see the doctor if they think they might have a problem. So, educating yourself is the best thing you can do to deal with this aspect of men’s health.
So, What Does the Prostate Do?
It’s a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It’s supposed to be about the shape and size of a walnut. It rests below your bladder and in front of your rectum. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube in your penis that carries pee from your bladder.
The prostate helps make some of the fluid in semen, which carries sperm from your testicles when you ejaculate.
The Prostate Gland Can Grow
As men age, they are more likely to look at travel experiences as a series of restroom stops, only because of the prostate. Navigating through the aisles of grocery stores, the gas station, or to a friend’s house for a few drinks incorporates all nearby restrooms. This may not sound like the end of the world, but it may as well be the end of long road trips.
Because it surrounds part of the urethra, the enlarged prostate can squeeze that tube. This causes problems when you try to pee. The prostate continues to grow bigger as you get older and the urination issues occur in half of all men by age 60 and almost all men by age 80. A fancy term for its enlargement with age is benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It is not cancerous, but it is pretty much inevitable.
The “C” in Prostate
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men – about 1 in 7 will be diagnosed during his lifetime – and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. It is also one of the most treatable cancers, which is why it is crucial to seek annual screening and early diagnosis.
Symptoms are similar to BPH, and some men may not even experience any symptoms. A prostate exam (digital rectal exam) and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test are used to screen for prostate cancer. The PSA test measures the amount of a protein in your blood that is only produced by prostate tissue, called prostate-specific antigens.
Prostate Massage: How It Might Benefit Your Health
Prostate massage is a way to empty fluids from your prostate ducts. Although studies are limited, prostate massage may be helpful in some medical situations and with some health conditions such as Prostatitis (the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland), Erectile Dysfunction, urine flow (a swollen prostate may cause a weak flow of urine, or it might even be cut off).
Here’s Why You Need a Prostate Massager
The market for prostate products has been steadily on the rise lately. Back in the day, doctors prescribed medicinal prostate massages to treat prostatitis before the proliferation of antibiotics. They might still recommend that men massage their prostates if they have chronic or treatment-resistant prostatitis.
But health issues aside, the prostate, when stimulated the right way, can send vibrations throughout the body and can deepen sexual pleasure. A prostate massager is a vibrator-like device designed to send good vibrations (literally) to the walnut-size organ found between the bladder and the urethra, right in front of the rectum.
So many men seem to neglect their prostate – or the P-spot – as a pleasure zone, but the prostate can be an area of intense pleasure.
How to stimulate the prostate depends on a guy’s preference. Some men like a massage along their perineum, the sensitive stretch of skin between the penis and scrotum. Others enjoy a finger or vibrator in the anus. What a guy feels and where he feels it is very individual. That said, some men say they have managed to experience orgasm from prostate massage alone.
What distinguishes a prostate massager from other sex toys for men is its shape. To reach the prostate, the toy needs to be curved so it points toward the belly button. Anything without that curve will skip right past it.
If you’ve never used one on your partner, now’s the time. Start slow with a finger or two and explore the area, asking him to tell you what feels good. Then, give the prostate massager a go. Aneros DeVice (₹5,400/-), Sir Richard’s ELEMENT PM Vibrating Prostate Massager (₹7,800/-) are all good prostate massagers for beginners.
If your partner isn’t comfortable having something inserted in his anus (and a lot of guys aren’t, at least at first), let the prostate massager vibrate his perineum, treating him to gentle stimulation from the outside. This is a great entry into prostate play for couples.
Just remember: If you do choose to dabble in full-on insertion, be sure to prep your partner with lube first to achieve the maximum possible pleasure.
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