Have you ever heard of prostate massage? This type of male-specific massage therapy is starting to rise because many people believe in its benefits for your sexual health. Massage does sound like it can be a fairly easy and simple solution to various health problems. However, is it true that prostate massage is beneficial for you?
Where is the male prostate?
Before understanding how to work and what are the benefits of prostate massage, first know where the male prostate is. The prostate is a small gland that is the size and size of a walnut. This gland is located under the bladder, in front of the rectum. Some of the prostate gland also surrounds your urethra. When ejaculating, it is the muscles in the prostate gland that will push the semen out through the penis.
Benefits of prostate massage
Prostate massage is done for medical and therapeutic purposes. However, keep in mind that until now, the benefits of undergoing massage therapy have not yet had clinical evidence. The evidence collected so far is very limited in nature, namely from the experience of those who have done it.
This male massage therapy is believed to prevent prostate fluid buildup, relieve pain and discomfort due to inflammation of the prostate, improve sexual performance, increase the efficacy of prescribed antibiotics to treat prostatitis, and maintain prostate health in general.
Some of the diseases or conditions claimed can be overcome by prostate massage, among others, as follows.
- Pain when ejaculating
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Urination is not smooth
- Prostatitis (swelling or inflammation of the prostate)
How to do prostate massage
This massage can be done in two ways, namely from the outside and from the inside. To massage from the outside, you can gently sort the male perineum area gently. The perineum is located in the middle between the testicles and the anus. You can also massage the area below the navel and just above the penis.
To massage from the inside, you can do it yourself or with the help of a doctor or therapist. Look for a doctor or therapist who is experienced and reputable to be safer. Usually after examining the prostate, the doctor will insert a finger that has been coated with rubber gloves and lubricated through the anus. Then, the doctor will put certain pressure directly on your prostate.
Some people report pain or discomfort when massaged. Tell your doctor or therapist if you really feel pain. After the massage you may also get prostate fluid through the penis. This is because the piles or remnants of fluid trapped inside the prostate gland are pushed out when you are massaged.
Risks that may arise from prostate massage
Be careful if you want to do prostate massage, especially the massage from the inside. Because, this massage may have an impact such as symptoms of prostatitis worse, bleeding, the spread of prostate cancer (if any), wounds on the rectal wall, hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids), or skin cellulite infection.
So, you should consult with your doctor before doing this man-only massage. The experts also appealed to the public to be more observant and critical when choosing treatments and therapists who were not supervised by the Ministry of Health.
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