According to the NHS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men, with many sufferers having cancer for many years before realising that they have the condition. According to health experts, over 47,000 men are diagnosed with this type of cancer per year in the UK alone so taking care of your prostate health […]
But first things first, let’s look at some facts.
What is the prostate gland?
Often referred to as the P Spot or the male G Spot, the prostate is a walnut shaped gland which helps to create the milky fluid that carries sperm when you ejaculate. The gland is very sensitive during stimulation and can lead to a very intense orgasm!
Where can I find my Prostate gland
The prostate gland is located between the bladder and penis and can usually be felt by inserting a finger gently into your bottom. Those searching for the prostate gland will feel it approximately two inches into the rectum, facing your belly button.
My prostate is enlarged and painful?
If you find that your prostate is enlarged and painful, try not to worry as an enlarged prostate can occur as you get older. However, it is important that you follow this up with an appointment with your GP to rule out conditions such as prostatitis, an enflamed prostate and prostate cancer.
Those with an enlarged prostate may find that urinating is more difficult in that you may have a weaker flow of urine, dribble after urinating or never feel that your bladder is fully empty. You may also find yourself making extra trips to the toilet, especially at night time. Treatment for an enlarged prostate can range from medication, surgery or simple lifestyle changes.
How to keep the prostate healthy
It is possible to avoid painful conditions such as an enlarged prostate by being more mindful of your prostate health. With over 30 million people worldwide reporting issues with prostate health, getting to know your prostate and keeping it in good condition is very important.
For example, did you know that eating quercetin-rich foods such as apples, onions, leafy greens and citrus fruits can help to boost the body’s natural antioxidants and help to reduce your chances of suffering from prostate cancer. Furthermore, experts have recently discovered that eating garlic can help to improve the urine flow of those suffering from an enlarged prostate. With everything that we eat and drink playing such a huge part in prostate health, it pays to enjoy a wide and varied diet and enjoy regular exercise.
The health benefits of prostate milking
In addition to being more mindful of diet and exercise. Another way to ensure that you keep the prostate healthy involves regular milking of the prostate gland. Prostate milking, or prostate massage as it is sometimes known helps to circulate blood around the gland whilst also flushing out bacteria and toxins.
The process involves inserting a finger into the rectum to stimulate the prostate gland. For best results, experts recommend that the prostate is milked at least once a month. However, those suffering with an enlarged prostate may benefit from more frequent milking, usually once a week to keep their prostate at optimum health.
How to milk your prostate
Milking the prostate is much easier than you think and can be done either internally or externally. To prepare for prostate massage, you must always empty your bowels and bladder. For some, enjoying a warm bath can also help to relax the you beforehand and ensure that your body is clean. If massaging the prostate manually, having some lubricant and non-latex gloves close to hand will help the process a lot.
Once you are ready, follow this simple procedure.
• Gently circle the anus to help it relax and apply a generous helping of lubricant before slipping your gloved finger into the anus.
• Gently feel for the prostate gland. Remember, it feels like a small walnut and is located a couple of inches into the rectum.
• Apply light pressure to the prostate for a few seconds and release. Continue to repeat this process on and around the prostate.
• You may find that you get an erection. This is perfectly normal. However, try to avoid penile masturbation as this will hinder the milking process.
• If it helps, apply pressure to the perineum too. This is the smooth skin located between your testicles and anus.
Sex aids to help with prostate milking
Despite its success, prostate massage is often much easier if you use a prostate massager. For those who haven’t heard of them, a prostate stimulator is a device which has been carefully created to deliver precise prostate stimulation. For beginners to prostate play, a vibrating prostate massager can help to ease you into the process whilst simultaneously applying pressure to the perineum too. However, those who find vibration a little too intense may want to look at manual prostate massagers. These prostate stimulators use a series of curves and grooves to apply dual stimulation to the perineum and prostate.
Prostate milking is an extremely pleasurable way of keeping your prostate healthy. However, it is very important to note that before experimenting with prostate play or making any life style changes such as diet, it is always advisable to visit your GP and seek advice. Furthermore, if you notice any discomfort during prostate massage it is very important to visit your GP and ask them to check your prostate. You never know, it might just save your life!