How do I perform a prostate massage?
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Prostate massage has been linked with overall prostate health and for some men can ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Prostate massage can be done by you or your partner, and performed digitally (with a finger) or with the help of a prostate massager. There are various types of prostate massages that are specifically designed to increase pleasure and stimulation.
Direct prostate stimulation is performed through the anal sphincter. This tissue is very sensitive and is more prone to ripping and tearing as compared to other orifices on the body. Take special care in warming up the area by focused relaxation, gentle massage, and using plenty of high quality lubricant. Anal penetration may be a little uncomfortable at times but it should not be painful. If any pain is present you should immediately slow down and continue to relax the area before any more penetration takes place. The prostate is located about 2 inches (or 2 knuckles) inside the anus on the anterior wall (toward the stomach) and is about the size and shape of a chestnut. Once located, use gentle pressure or a rocking motion to massage.
See illustration of prostate gland below:
Prostate massage and anal stimulation alone can be very pleasurable and result in orgasm and ejaculation due to the multitude of pleasure related nerve endings in and around the anus. It can also be combined with the stimulation of another erotic area to increase sexual pleasure. Continue to enhance your education about this topic by reading books or participating in sexual education classes.