Prostate Massage therapy is often used to treat the symptoms of prostatitis, BPH or enlarged prostate in men as well as for sexual health.When it comes to achieving and supporting sexual health, some of the important factors men need to consider are practicing safe sex, maintaining good hygiene, engaging in an active sex life, not smoking (reduces blood circulation), limiting alcohol consumption, and eating a healthful diet, such as The Prostate Diet. One other thing men may want to put on that list is prostate massage.
Prostate Massage Therapy
You may have heard stories about how men, especially those in Asian countries, have used prostate massage therapy to enhance their sexual performance, and these tales are true. In fact, historically men who were involved with many women or had many wives hired monks or doctors to administer prostate massage to help ensure they could perform sexually.
Today, prostate massage therapy is usually viewed in a somewhat different light, as it has been recognized as beneficial both for medicinal purposes (e.g., relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate or prostatitis) as well as for maintaining and supporting prostate and sexual health. Regardless of your reason for trying prostate massage therapy, all men are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider before receiving a prostate massage to ensure it is safe for them to do so.
Briefly, prostate massage therapy is the application of either external or internal massage to the prostate for the purpose of enhancing blood flow, improving urinary flow, and helping maintain the integrity of the prostate tissue. A prostate massage can be performed in several ways:
- Insert a gloved, lubricated finger into the anus and pressing against the prostate. This can be done by a man himself or by his partner or doctor. The individual who does the massage should probe very carefully for the prostate gland, which feels like a small round ball. Massage is done by applying light pressure, and then releasing it, to different areas of the gland. Pressure on the center of the prostate should release prostatic fluid to the end of the penis.
- Use of a prostate massager for internal use, which has a portion that is lubricated and inserted into the man’s anus to administer massage to the prostate
- Application of finger pressure to the perineum, which is the area located between the anus and scrotum. Gentle pressure should be applied to the entire length of the perineum for a massage effect
- Use of an external prostate massager device, which applies pressure to the perineum
Prostate massage therapy is also known as prostate milking, and the reason is that when you massage the prostate, you stimulate the release of prostatic fluid, which in turn opens up channels in the prostate and reduces any inflammation. A prostate massage also increases the flow of fluids that can enhance orgasms and erectile function by improving pelvic muscle tone.
Another benefit of prostate massage therapy is that men can improve their prostate and sexual health in the privacy of their own home. However, men should still check with their doctor to be sure they are a candidate for prostate massage.
Types of Prostate Massage Devices
Men who want to use a prostate massage device should look for products that are specifically for this purpose and not sex toys that are “repackaged” to serve as prostate massagers. Be sure to read the description of the product carefully and about the company that makes and markets it before making your purchase.
Prostate massagers designed to be inserted into the anus may or may not provide some type of vibration to the prostate. Since the prostate is a fragile gland, you want a product that is safe. One such product is the Sonic Prostate Massager, which utilizes a mild sonic wave technology that provides a safe micro-vibrating massage when pressed against the prostate. Use of sonic waves can stimulate muscles in the area of the prostate, relax the prostate gland, reduce inflammation, and improve blood and fluid flow to the area. Other prostate massagers use non-sonic wave technology to stimulate the prostate.
External prostate massagers are small devices that men can use while sitting. These prostate massagers are designed to work by stimulating a spot on the perineum.
Use of a prostate massager can help men achieve and maintain better prostate and sexual health. If you purchase a prostate massager, look for one that offers a money-back guarantee just in case you find it does not help you. However, you must be patient: it typically takes several weeks to a month before men notice the benefits of daily prostate massage therapy.