Prostate stimulators are one of the fastest growing categories in the sex toy sphere. What was once an insignificant organ is now being touted as the “male g-spot,” and sexperts are singing its praises for delivering amazingly intense orgasms for those who indulge in p-spot stimulation.
That tiny gland, which was once mostly known for its potential cause of health problems, is more understood than ever before. Let’s take a look at prostate health, pleasure, and those amazing prostate orgasms with the help of Forrest Andrews, Aneros Product and Business Development Manager, who’s been spearheading conversations online about prostate pleasure and its impact on male health since the early 2000’s
WHERE IS THE PROSTATE?
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder).
WHAT DOES THE PROSTATE DO?
The prostate is an essential player when it comes to almost everything to do with the male orgasm cycle and the penis– including ejaculation, urinary flow, general sperm maintenance, and even erection control. “First, the sphincter, which controls the flow of urine is located inside the Prostate. Second, the prostate’s main purpose is creating prostatic fluid, which helps nourish sperm. The prostate is also believed to help set the consistency of the sperm (i.e., thickness). Third, the muscles driving ejaculation are located in the prostate, so it’s responsible for the pumping action. Lastly, the sensory nerves that control an erection run on the exterior of the prostate as well,” Andrews says.
THE HISTORY OF PROSTATE MASSAGE
Common problems associated with the prostate include Prostate cancer, Prostatitis, and Benign Prostatic Hyper Plasia (BPH), to name a few. “Prior to the advent of antibiotics, prostate massage was the gold standard for treating these conditions. There really wasn’t anything else at that time,” Andrews says. “Antibiotics for urological issues were discovered in the late 50’s early 60’s so there was a great deal of time where men would go to a urologist or family practitioners who would administer prostate massage in the office,” says Andrews.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PROSTATE MASSAGE
“We’ve had many men come and go who have reported not only the orgasmic aspects but the health aspects. In addition to that, there was a study done in The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal in 2009 that examined the use of the Aneros massager on BPH and chronic pelvic pain syndrome,” Andrews says.
“The study reported 83% of the men reported some degree of improvement for BPH, and out of that, 51% good improvement to total alleviation of symptoms. In the case of chronic pelvic pain, 88% of men reported some degree of improvement, with 62% reporting very good improvement to total alleviation of symptoms,” Andrews says.
Two other smaller studies (one from 1999, the other 2006), focusing on Prostatitis, show similar results, where the majority of men involved experienced either major or complete alleviation of symptoms. However, it’s important to note that both prostatic massage and antibiotics were used during the two studies.
HOW TO MASSAGE YOUR PROSTATE
Relax and focus on your breath. A shower or bath before are great for encouraging relaxation as well as getting you squeaky clean beforehand.
Have a really great lubricant on hand. This is absolutely necessary for any anal penetration.
Start with solo exploration to get in touch with how it feels
Begin GENTLY massaging the external and internal parts of your sphincter with your finger. Remember to move slowly
Slowly penetrate the rectum. The penetration should be very slow at first, using an in and out motion, gradually becoming deeper over time. Continue taking deep breaths.
Crook your fingers forward in a ‘come hither’ motion if laying on your back, to target the prostate
When you feel ready and relaxed, introduce your toy of choice and explore.
WHAT DOES PROSTATE MASSAGE FEEL LIKE?
“The prostate has a different arousal pathway than the penis. It’s not the same kind of thing men experience when they have penile stimulation. Penile stimulation is kind of like push button fulfillment. Prostate pleasure is not an automatic response. It’s subtler. It needs to be coaxed and developed. Once you do, however, you discover a level of pleasure of enormous magnitude,” Andrews says.
“People who have attained the Super O generally feel empowered much as one might be if they discovered an additional sense of perception or a superpower. There’s a quality of joy and self-confidence that comes with this in knowing that you have the ability to generate limitless pleasure and the potential to engage with others on a completely new level,” says Andrews.
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