Men who are suffering with prostatitis or an enlarged prostate (aka, benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) or who want to promote better sexual health can often benefit from prostate massage therapy (aka, prostate milking). If the thought of doing a prostate massage for yourself or having a partner do it for you is uncomfortable, you should know that learning how to do prostate massage or having it done for you could provide significant symptom relief and be highly beneficial for your sex life and sexual performance.
Historically, prostate massage has been used over the centuries to enhance a man’s sexual prowess. Men who had many partners or who were very sexually active used prostate massage to help ensure they could maintain their sexual activities. The benefits of prostate massage have now been expanded to include therapeutic advantages for men who are living with common prostate conditions as well as enhance orgasms and erectile function.
Please note, however, that you should not attempt prostate massage until you have consulted with your healthcare provider to ensure it is safe for you to do so.
How to do prostate massage manually
Prostate massage therapy can be performed in two basic ways: externally or internally, and each of these methods can be done manually or using a special prostate massage device. Some men prefer one approach over another, while others switch between them. In any case, prostate massage can improve blood flow in the treated area, enhance urinary flow, and help promote the integrity and health of the prostate tissue.
To prepare for a prostate massage, first empty your bowels and bladder. If you are going to have the massage done by hand, get a nonlatex glove or a condom and some lubricating gel, such as KY jelly. You can either lean over a table or get on all fours on the floor or a bed. Now you are ready for a self-prostate massage or one done by a partner or health professional.
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Here is how to do a manual prostate massage using a finger:
- Insert the lubricated finger into the anus and gently probe for the prostate. The prostate feels like a small round ball.
- Once the prostate has been located, apply light pressure for several seconds, then pull back slightly to release the pressure.
- Advance the finger again and apply gentle pressure on the same or a different spot if you can. Hold for several seconds and then release. Application of pressure to the center of the prostate releases fluid to the tip of the penis.
- Repeat this massage process five to ten times. You may experience an erection, which is normal.
Another manual approach using a finger involves applying pressure to the perineum, which is the area located between the scrotum and anus. You can choose to use or not use a glove or condom with lubricant. Massage the entire length of the perineum for several minutes.
How to do prostate massage with a massage device
If you choose to use a prostate massage device, there are numerous ones on the market for internal and external use. It’s important that you choose a device that is specifically for prostate massage and not a product that is considered a sex toy or one that claims to be both for sexual pleasure and prostate massage. Carefully read information about the products before you make your purchase.
Prostate massagers designed for internal use are inserted into the anus. Since these are delicate tissues, it’s critical to use a product that has been manufactured solely for this purpose. Some of these products have a vibration feature while others do not.
When using an internal prostate massage product, you must lubricate it well before inserting it. Those with a vibration feature will vibrate when pressed against the prostate, which will help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and relax the gland.
External prostate massage products are designed so you can sit on them, which applies pressure to the perineum.
Regardless of which prostate massage approach you choose, you need to be patient. It typically takes several weeks before you will notice appreciable benefits of daily prostate massage therapy.