We're on a mission to raise awareness of both prostate health and prostate pleasure.
Many men don't have all the facts on the prostate gland, and lots who do will avoid getting a checkup out of embarrassment and nervousness.
So here's our guide to the prostate gland.
As a man ages, so does his prostate. The older it gets, the more likely it will incur some sort of ailment, or worst case scenario, prostate cancer. Now, don’t get us wrong – prostate problems can occur in younger men too, so it’s important to keep an eye on the P-spot at any age.
If you notice any of the following, it’s time to get booked in for a check-up:
- Frequent need to pee
- Getting up several times during the night to pee
- Dribbling pee
- Not being able to pee
- Pain or burning sensation when peeing
- Blood in urine or semen
- Painful ejaculation
-Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic/rectal area or upper thighs
A visit to the doctor will involve a latex glove and some lube, that can’t be helped, but it shouldn’t take long and it shouldn’t be painful.
The doctor will check for texture, any growths or abnormalities. Early detection is the aim of the game; prostate cancer grows quickly and it spreads to other parts of the body. Once the cancer has spread, treatment is much more difficult.
The good news is, awareness of where the prostate is, what it does, and its role is sex doesn't have to be painful and medical.
Discussing the prostate is a good idea - as men learn early in life not to be too open about their bits (and especially anything bum-related!), it can be a real help to talk to a lover who's open to discussing and exploring prostate pleasures.
Once a gent overcomes his reluctance, we hope he'll feel more able to talk about the prostate in a health-related situation if he needs to - whether he tries prostate play and decides it's not for him - or tries it and loves it!
What is The Prostate?
The prostate is a highly sensitive gland that surrounds a man's urethra and plays a vital role in orgasm.
It can be stimulated by pressing on the perineum ( the strip of skin running between the base of his penis and his bum) or inside, through the wall of the rectum if he's comfortable with gentle anal play.
In ALL anal play, always use lots of lube.
Start with a well-lubed finger - and latex gloves if you're concerned about hygiene (or have long nails) - and you'll be able to feel the gland. The prostate is about the size of a walnut, and very sensitive. Gentle stroking and 'come-hither' finger moves can give a powerful sensations. Some men describe the feeling as like 'orgasms in miniature'.
Couple prostate massage with a regular orgasm, and the fireworks can be explosive!
Toys for Prostate Discovery & Pleasure
We have a whole section of prostate pleasure toys to explore and discover.
The most important advice about prostate toys, or any toys for anal play is they must be safe.
The anus is a delicate flower, so anything destined for this area must be super-smooth and seamless.
They must also have a base which allows for a good hand-grip to prevent the toy from slipping from your fingers and scooting all the way inside.
As well as specially designed prostate massagers, butt plugs, such as Sh! Silicone Butt Plug 2 can also provide hot hands-free prostate stimulation.
We think that men who have a fun and healthy awareness of their prostate are better equipped to handle health problems if they arise - and also get to enjoy some amazing sensual pleasures...
So stock up on the lube, check out our hot range of men's sex toys, and get Prostate Aware by exploring the having fun!
For more info on prostate health, please check out The Prostate Cancer Charity's excellent site.