In addition to other functions, the prostate is an organ in men that happens to provide pleasurable sensations when stimulated, much like the “g-spot” for women. This makes prostate massage not only a healthy activity, but also an enjoyable one. During the massage, the prostate is stimulated both on the outside against the perineum and on the inside through one’s rectum. Pressure is applied on these areas, generally attaining pleasant results. For men who find it awkward to be massaged by a stranger, vibrating prostate massagers have also become more popular (and easier to find) among men who prefer to do the massaging themselves or with their partner. Other benefits of prostate massage include treating erectile dysfunction. Many men have found it effective in producing more potent ejaculations—and orgasms—every time. A prostate massage once every month is a healthy routine for those with a healthy and functional prostate. On the other hand, those with swollen prostate could make use of a prostate massage once a week to help minimize the swelling, as well as improve one’s urinary function and sexual performance.Dr. Dan Sperling
Outside of its presumed health benefits, prostate massage is considered a pleasurable sexual practice by some men. To prevent injury or discomfort, it is advisable that:
- Fingernails should be trimmed and filed to prevent scratches, cuts, or tears to the rectum or prostate.
- Hands should be washed and dried thoroughly prior to performing prostate massage.
- Generous amounts of silicone or water-based lubricant (ideally non-fragranced) can also help prevent rectal damage or discomfort.
- Latex or nitrile gloves can provide added protection.
- Before receiving a rectal massage, a light douching can remove fecal matter from the rectum.
How to Do a Prostate Massage
If performing prostate massage for sexual purposes, it often helps to achieve a state of arousal first. Doing so moves the gland into a slightly upward and backward position as the penis becomes erect. At that point:
- Apply lube liberally around the anus.
- Insert an index finger slowly to the first knuckle and start masturbating.
- Pull the finger out and re-apply lube.
- As you continue to masturbate, replace your finger back into the anus, this time to the second knuckle.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the third knuckle.
- Once the finger is fully inserted, search for a rounded lump roughly 4 inches inside the rectum and up towards the root of the penis. This is the prostate.
- Gently massage the prostate in a circular or back-and-forth motion using the pad of a finger. You can also apply gentle pressure for seven to 10 seconds, again with the pad of a finger rather than the tip.