The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland located within the male reproductive system, near the bladder. The prostate's main function is to secrete a fluid that helps form seminal fluid, which carries sperm, according to Ohio State University Medical Center. Prostate massage refers to the manual stimulation of the prostate gland with a finger or other device. Prostate massage offers a variety of benefits, but check with your doctor before you experiment with prostate massage.
Impotence is generally defined as the inability to achieve an erection. Prostate massage can help men overcome impotence by stimulating the flow of seminal fluid and increasing circulation, according to ChecktheProstate.com.
Pain / Swelling
A swollen prostate gland can be quite uncomfortable. Every time you sit down, pressure will build around the prostate. Regular prostate massage can help reduce swelling by releasing fluids and stimulating blood flow through the area. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, consult with a licensed therapist and your doctor before trying prostate massage.
The intensity of your ejaculation can be improved through prostate massage. Many men report heightened sexual experiences when the prostate is stimulated, and regular massage can create an "exploding" ejaculation, according to Outsidehealth.net.
Increased Urine Flow
Enlargement of the prostate gland is one cause of difficulty with urine flow, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The reduction of pressure from released fluids during prostate massage can help get urine flow back to normal.
- Ohio State University Medical Center: Anatomy of the Prostate Gland
- Outside Health: The Benefits of Prostate Massage
- Total Prostate: Healthy Prostates Can Also Benefit From Massage as Preventative Therapy
- Check the Prostate: 5 Reasons for a Prostate Massage
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Urination - Difficulty with Flow