Last Updated December 20th, 2021
The prostate is a small gland that is located below the urinary bladder and plays an important role in the male reproductive system. The prostate induced orgasms through the stimulation of the gland are often considered more intense by many.
At present, there is no research work available that describes the activation and mechanisms of this gland. Physical stimulation of the prostate is done through the anus either by the use of fingers or a foreign object, like a sex toy.
Many experts have compared the prostate to the woman’s G-spot and such orgasms are often termed as P-spot orgasms or prostate orgasms. Even though the details are not clear, the gland is surrounded by multiple nerves that make the orgasms more pleasurable.
While the process of prostate orgasm is enjoyable for many, the process needs to be carefully done to prevent any chances of injury.
The location of the prostate helps in the passage of semen. However, the location can also be a disadvantage in case there is a swelling in the gland. Around half the men in their sixties suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and the chances increase with age.
The symptoms of the condition include frequent urination, dribbling of urine, and a stuttered or weak stream. The growth of the prostate can also be a sign of cancer, and it is a common disease prevalent in the world. A few pieces of researches have suggested that prostate massages can alleviate lower urinary tract symptoms in men suffering from BPH.
At the same time, further clinical trials to establish the details were recommended. While the scientific study of human orgasm has always been challenging, the study of orgasms induced by prostate stimulation has generally been ignored by the scientific community.
The role of the prostate
During the process of ejaculation, sperms are carried through channels called vas deferens into the urethra. The urethra is connected to the prostate, and when the gland contracts, it closes the opening between the bladder and the urethra.
It also helps to push the semen forward through the urethra. The gland releases a fluid that makes around one-third of the total volume of the sperm and also contains various enzymes, zinc and citric acid.
The prostate fluid is slightly acidic, and another secretion neutralises it for the seminal vesicles, which is basic in nature.
The overall alkaline nature of the sperm helps it to survive the acidic environment of the vagina. The secretion of the prostate also contains an enzyme called the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). The PSA plays an essential role in liquefying semen that has thickened after ejaculation and making the sperm more mobile.
The structure of the prostate contains both connective tissues and muscle fibres. The gland has got multiple layers and can be divided into four different zones.
The central zone contains the ejaculatory ducts and makes up most of the mass of the prostate. The transition zone is the area that keeps growing throughout life.
The prostate is also believed to have some endocrine functions that help in maintaining male fertility. The gland is also linked with both the parasympathetic and the sympathetic nervous system. The prostatic plexus is the collection of nerves that cover the prostate also extends to the lower end of the urethra.
Multiple researchers have also advanced the idea of the involvement of the prostate in the final mechanisms of ejaculation. In recent years, some researchers have pointed out against this idea.
The prostate and mechanism of male orgasms
Researchers have stated that the mechanism of orgasm through penile stimulation originates from the testes and it then spreads to the vas deferens through the contractions of the seminal vesicles.
In this stage, the contractions of the prostate begin and lead to the sensation that ejaculation is coming. The second stage of the process involves the advancement of the seminal fluid in the penile urethra.
The perineal musculature then pushes the semen ahead until it is expelled through the open end of the urethra. The fibromuscular covering of the prostate helps push semen along the urethra and in attaining the overall feeling of orgasm.
In many cases, patients who undergo radical prostatectomy have difficulty in achieving orgasm of the highest level. They also face impairments in sexual desire. It is to be noted that even though orgasm is normally accompanied by ejaculation, the two processes are technically independent.
With the laboratory‐based investigations about prostate induced orgasms not readily available, there is a lot of data on the internet that are often anecdotal.
At the same time, there is enough available evidence that points out that stimulating the prostate via the rectal wall can generate exceptionally pleasurable feelings.
While normal orgasms without pelvic muscle contractions deliver less pleasure, prostate stimulation is said to deliver extreme pleasure even though pelvic muscles are not involved.
Many theories have been put forward to explain this, including the role of the nerves passing along the outer surface of the gland and the ‘rewiring of the brain’ concept.
There is no comparative study between the prostate‐stimulated orgasms and penile orgasms through the technique of brain imaging that can shed light on the process.
The process of stimulating the prostate
Since the prostate is located under the bladder, it is not possible to reach it directly. It can be touched through the perineum from outside or through the anal passage from inside. It feels like a fleshy bulb due to the muscle tissue and can be distinguished easily.
The easiest way is to stroke the perineum during sexual activity and feels the sensation. The next stage is to reach inside the rectal canal through the fingers and try to feel the prostate. It is located around two inches inside the canal, and since it swells upon arousal, it is easy to find.
Start with slow and soft touches and gradually increase the movement without injuring the surrounding wall. The stimulation can also be done by the use of sex toys which are designed specifically for anal use. While using fingers, the massaging action should be circular or back-and-forth motion by using the pad of the finger
Prostate stimulation needs time and patience, and it is best done in a relaxed environment that is free from distractions. The process is more challenging than the normal pathway to orgasm, and hence it is necessary to start slow.
It is best to clear your bowels before you try massaging the prostate, which will help you to feel more relaxed. The signs of the massage being done correctly are involuntary contractions in the pelvic muscles and sphincter. This is followed by a sensation of warmth in the surrounding area. This gradually builds up, along with the tension in the surrounding muscles.
Just before the point of prostate orgasm, there can be a sensation of trembling and the intense contraction of the muscles. This will finally release with orgasm. It has been suggested that external stimulation is not as effective as the internal stimulation of the gland.
Side effects and risks
The advantages and benefits of a prostate massage and prostate orgasm are not backed by scientific evidence. Hence its effectiveness in curing an inflamed prostate is doubted by medical professionals.
On the other hand, the process has multiple side effects that are to be taken into consideration before indulging in the practice. Firstly, the tissues lining the prostate and rectum are very delicate and vulnerable to cuts and tears when excess force is used.
For any individual affected by haemorrhoids, this can worsen the scenario unless the right methods are not followed. A vigorous massage of the gland can also lead to soreness and bleeding. The latter may increase the risk of bacterial infection.
Doctors discourage any manual prostate massage in men with acute bacterial prostatitis. Such scenarios can not only increase inflammation but may promote the spread of bacteria to the urethra and even into the bloodstream.
The practice is also to be avoided by patients who are affected by prostate cancer. Rubbing and massaging can dislodge the cancerous cells and help them to spread to other areas. Some studies have indicated that a prostate massage before a prostate cancer test can improve the overall sensitivity of the test.
The prostatic plexus membrane around the prostate is rich with nerve endings which also serve the penis. Any damage to the nerves of this area through a vigorous massage can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Precautions to be taken during prostate stimulation
While planning to try out prostate orgasm with your partner, you need to explore safely and slowly. Any form of unprotected sexual practice, including anal sex, can lead to sexually transmitted diseases and other forms of infection.
It is also necessary to stop the practice if you or your partner is feeling pain or discomfort during any time. While anal sex is mostly considered safe, the following steps need to be taken while engaging to avoid any risks during the activity.
Increase pleasure with water-based lubricants
To prevent any damage to the anal passage, the use of water-based lubricants is a good idea. They increase comfort levels and reduces the risk of pain or tearing. Since the anus has thinner walls and no natural lubrications like the vagina, the risk of friction-related tears is high.
Since oil-based lubricants damage latex, the water-based ones are the best choice for using along with a condom. Some specific lubricants contain benzocaine which desensitizes the surrounding tissues and prevents any sensation of pain.
There is gain in being cautious
It is important to go slowly when you are exploring prostate orgasms for the first time. The nerve ending in the region can provide immense pleasure but the wrong movements can make it a painful experience as well. At the same time, it is important to explore the body step by step to get the best experience in the long run.
Minimize infections through hygiene practices
There is also a risk of infection when anal sex is followed immediately by vaginal sex. The penis or the sex toy needs to be cleaned before it is used in the vagina to prevent any chance of bacterial introduction.
Make sure that the fingers are clean and the fingernails are properly cut before trying to feel for the prostate through the anal canal. Also, ensure that your fingers do not have a cut that can cause a bacterial transfer.
A condom comes in handy
Anal sex is also highly risky when it comes to HIV infection. It can also result in other infections like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis and herpes. For this reason, using a condom is always essential during such a practice.
In rare cases, a tear in the anal canal can expand and give rise to a fistula. The bacteria in the stool can pass through the tear into other parts of the body resulting in a severe infection.
This is a condition that requires surgical intervention to resolve. For this reason, it is necessary to use of proper lubrication and stop anal sex if there are painful sensations.
The bottom line
Acting on the prostate can be a fun way to spice up your sex life, whether you are alone or with our partner. Every individual has different levels of sensation and hence it necessary to experiment and see what feels best. While it can be extremely pleasurable, you need to use the right precautions to avoid any injury.
For individuals affected by fissures or haemorrhoids, it is best to allow them to heal completely before engaging in any anal sex. In case of problems or prolonged pains, a visit to the doctor to check for any complications is necessary.
Routine prostate health screenings should also be a part of the annual medical check-ups for aged males. When working with a partner, make sure that you communicate to find the most comfortable position and the right spot that provides the most pleasurable sensations.
Whether you are the receiving partner or the giving partner, ensure that the right levels of cleanliness and safety are always maintained.
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