A prostate massage entails stimulation of the prostate gland, either for sexual or medical purposes, or both.
What is the prostate?
The word prostate comes from the Greek word “prostates”, meaning protector or guardian. It is an exocrine gland that belongs to the male reproductive system and it stores, as well as secretes, a milky white alkaline fluid. Almost 25-30% of a man’s semen volume is composed of this alkaline fluid. Its presence in semen improves the alkalinity of ejaculate, which in turn helps to increase the longevity of the sperm in the vaginal tract. Sometimes a massage of the prostate gland is conducted for medical purposes. This is usually done to encourage secretion of this prostatic fluid.
What is the prostate massage?
The purpose of the massage is to drain the prostate. During a massage, gentle pressure is applied to the prostate gland, either manually or with the help of a prostate massager. This helps to force out any excess fluid that is being stored in the prostate. This provides relief to men who are suffering from prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate.
Your rectal wall provides indirect access to the prostate gland. Once you identify the correct area of the rectal wall, you need to stroke, rub or press the gland through the rectal wall in order to massage it. The prostate lobes are very sensitive, so this kind of prostate stimulation is also used as a way to experience sexual pleasure.
Prostate massage for medical purposes
Regular massage of the prostate has been seen to help men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. As this massage helps to improve blood circulation in the pelvic region, a general improvement in erectile function can be seen. Medical experts also recommend the massage for people suffering from ejaculatory problems.
The prostatitis prostate massage can also be used as alternative therapy for relieving symptoms of prostatitis. This is a condition where inflammation of the prostate takes place as a result of bacterial growth in the acini sacs of the prostate. A massage of the gland can help in facilitating fresh blood flow to these affected sacs, which in turn helps flush out the bacteria.
Prostate massage for sexual stimulation
Many couples use the massage as a part of their love making sessions. The use of this massage is an attempt to make sex more interesting and adventurous. A range of prostate massagers are available on the market that help target the prostate and stimulate it effectively and safely. It can either be used to bring about intense orgasms or it can be used as part of BDSM activities, like orgasm denial.
Safety during prostate massage
As long as keep in mind certain precautionary measures during the massage, it is a safe procedure. If you are using your fingers for prostate stimulation, it’s important that you use gloves. Also, make sure that you clean your hands thoroughly and cut your nails short. On the other hand, if you are using a prostate simulator, make sure that it’s cleaned and sterilized regularly. It’s important that you are relaxed while performing this massage. Don’t get overenthusiastic or you might damage your prostate.