5 Health Benefits of a Prostate Massage
For years, many men complained about the screening process of checking about their prostate health. Prostate massager or just using the plain old finger have been the ways to directly feel if that important male gland was functioning properly or if further tests were required. However, some men have found the screening process to be archaic and intrusive, maybe for reasons that originally began being based solely in religion or just plainly falling for the suggested sexual deviance that was alleged about the prostate test; there are too many men who avoid learning about this critical part of their own bodies until it is literally too late.
The prostate continues to be shrouded in some mystery as more research is being done on not only its purpose and function but also the negative effects of not being aware of the signs of malfunction and what those signs could possibly lead to.
The prostate gland is actually only found in a few mammals, humans fortunately being one of them, and is both considered one of male accessory glands present and a muscle-driven mechanical switch between urination and ejaculation. It was first identified in 1536 by Nicclo Massa – an Italian anatomist. He didn’t actually give the prostate its name however, that was done only a few years later by André du Laurens. He was actually describing was considered to be a pair of organs – not the single two-lobed organ – and the Latin term prostatae that was used was a mistranslation of the term for the Ancient Greek word used to describe the seminal vesicles. The fact that the prostate was one and not two organs was an idea popularised throughout the early 18th century, as was the English language term used to describe the organ, prostate. Because the prostate gland originates with tissues in the urethral wall, which means the urethra, a compressible tube used for urination, runs right through the middle of the prostate. Not really an ideal setup and is considered an evolutionary design flaw as the prostate is prone to infection and enlargement later in life which constricts the urethra so that urinating becomes slow and painful. But the prostate does serve a few important purposes.
The prostate gland is responsible for the secretion of proteolytic enzymes, prostatic acid phosphatase, fibrinolysin, zinc, and prostate-specific antigen. Together with the secretions from the seminal vesicles, these form the major fluid part of semen. Semen, which is the ejucalate released from the urethra, is the seminal, as it were, contribution from human males in the creation of new life. Because of this, the prostate plays a considerable role what is called the sexual response cycle. This cycle is split up into four stages: excitement, plateau, orgasmic, and resolution. The prostate gland is primarily active between the plateau and the orgasmic phase with regards to semen release.
There are times when the prostate gland would need to be checked in order to ascertain if it is not inflamed, affected by chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, prostatic enlargement nor has the nodules associated with prostate cancer. This is when the prostate massage as standard therapy would need to be introduced. As was aforementioned, testing the prostate can be an awkward time for many males as much of the reaction would be involuntary. Since many nerve endings are innervating the prostate – which is often called the male g-spot. Stimulating the glands internally through the anus and externally along the perineum. That being said most men past the age of 50 should look into doing regular scheduled prostate massages a couple of times a month. For a few key medical purposes highlighted below.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a type of prostate enlargement that is non-cancerous. It’s common with age, primarily affecting men over 50. BPH causes urinary tract symptoms like loss of bladder control and difficulty fully emptying the bladder. Limited studies have found therapeutic prostate massage may show promise in alleviating BPH symptoms.
- Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to either get or maintain an erection. Massaging the prostate helps to clear the prostatic duct which eliminates blocked fluids and stimulates blood flow.
- Chronic Prostatitis – Inflammation of the prostate due to infection or injury can lead to prostatitis, a disease characterized by pain and difficulty urinating. Additionally, people suffering from prostatitis will often have flu-like symptoms and general pain in the pelvic area. Prostate massage could improve a few of the symptoms of prostatitis providing much needed relief.
- Improved Ejaculation – Lifestyle changes that can help improve ejaculation include getting more exercise, eating a healthy diet, and doing pelvic floor exercises. There are some men who have said that they have had increased sexual pleasure and are able to ejaculate more easily with prostate massage.
- Urine Flow – As swelling and inflammation in the prostate increase, the prostate may begin to interfere with or even cut off the flow of urine. Prostate massage therapy helps to eliminate some of that swelling, so that urine flow may improve.