What Is Prostate Massage? | Aims, Techniques, and Health Benefits

Published: Jul 30, 2021
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What Is a Prostate Massage?

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A classic Prostate Massage, also known as a Prostatic Massage, is a treatment in which a finger is inserted into the rectum to stimulate the prostate gland. It can be done by oneself, by a partner, or by a trained therapist or medical specialist.

An important technical goal of the massage is to release excess or stagnant prostate fluid from the ducts of the prostate gland. Prostate fluid is part of seminal fluid, which mixed together with sperm cells is called semen.

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The main functional goals of a prostate massage are either to achieve certain health benefits by releasing excess prostatic fluid or to achieve sexual pleasure. You’ll find more in-depth information about the health benefits in our post Prostate Massage – Health Benefits and Risks.

Nevertheless, a Prostate Massage can also be part of a rectal examination (DRE), which is given to men by an urologist to look for signs of prostate cancer, but also to obtain a prostatic secretion sample for microbiological research, for instance to diagnose prostatitis.

Sometimes a so-called Prostate Massager is used instead of the fingers, which is a device to massage the prostate gland. Think of tools such as prostate dildos and butt plugs, but also of warm herbal compresses.

A Prostate Massage can also be given externally by applying pressure on the perineum (the area between the testicles and the anus) or even through massage of the lower abdominal region.

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