Just like women who have a G-spot, there is also a trigger spot in males which is the prostate. However, unlike the G-spot which is easy to find, the prostate goes far deeper. So, how far it is the prostate and how does one massage it? Learn this and more here.
Parts of the Prostate
The prostate is a gland that is the size of a walnut and the shape of a donut. It lies just in the middle of the bladder and the root of the penis. As for its primary function, it produces fluid that protects the sperm.
Connective tissue surrounds the prostate, which contains a lot of muscle fibers. This is why the prostate is somewhat elastic when touched. The prostate is split into four zones, namely the following:
- Anterior Fibromuscular Zone: is made of fibrous and muscular tissue.
- Peripheral Zone: Found at the back of the prostate; consists of glandular tissue.
- Central Zone: Which makes up one-quarter of the gland’s total mass; surrounds the ejaculatory ducts.
- Transition Zone: Surrounds the urethra and is the smallest part of the gland; only part of the prostate that increases in size as an individual age.
How Far In Is the Prostate?
The prostate can be felt approximately two inches into the rectum. With the palm tilted up, insert the finger gently and slowly into the rectal canal. It feels like a walnut and is different from the other tissues inside the rectum.
Massaging the Prostate
Apart from the apparent reason that orgasms are better when the prostate is massaged, massaging the prostate also eliminates the buildup of calcifications in the prostate pockets. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to the accumulation of these calcifications which may lead to prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate.
Massaging the prostate requires that you clean the anus. If possible, then clear your bowels as well. You may also need a prostate toy or the help of a partner when it comes to a prostate massage.
If you plan to do this on your own, then you would need a commercial prostate massager that is shaped to conform to the inside of the body. Moreover, this probe provides a thorough massage compared to prostate toys. You may opt to use a condom on the probe or not. Do not forget to apply lube.
How to massage a prostate:
- Assume a position with your knees and hands on the ground.
- Afterward, insert the probe around five inches into the rectum. You should feel a light pressure on the gland that can cause an erection.
- Keep applying slight pressure but pull the probe two inches out.
- Then, slowly release pressure and gently insert the probe back in. Do this ten times.
Prostatitis: Infection of the Prostate
This is a condition involving the inflammation of the prostate. It is painful not only in the prostate but in the surrounding areas as well. There are four types of inflammation, namely chronic prostatitis, acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
The causes of prostatitis vary for each type. For chronic prostatitis, which is also referred to as chronic pelvic pain syndrome, the cause is still unknown. However, studies claim that it might be due to a microorganism. Other studies state that it may also be linked to chemicals in the urine, nerve damage in the pelvic area, or the immune system’s response to past urinary tract infections (UTI).
As for chronic and acute bacterial prostatitis, the cause is mainly due to a bacterial infection. While acute prostatitis occurs suddenly, it lasts only for a few days. On the other hand, the chronic type happens slowly. Moreover, it lasts for a while, and may even last for years.
There is a range of symptoms associated with the types of prostatitis. Such symptoms might not be similar to what other men experience.
1. Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
The pain in this type of prostatitis lasts more than three months and comes and goes. Moreover, the pain can be felt in more than one area such as the lower back, the scrotum, the penis, the central lower abdomen, or between the anus and the scrotum. Another common symptom is pain after or during ejaculation. Other signs of chronic pelvic pain syndrome include the following.
- Interrupted or Weak Urine Stream
- Inability to Delay Urination
- Frequent Urination
- Pain in Penis After or During Urination
- Pain in Urethra After or During Urination
2. Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
Unlike chronic pelvic pain syndrome, the pain for acute bacterial prostatitis is severe and comes on suddenly. Individuals are likely to experience the following symptoms.
|Urinary Tract Infection||Urinary Retention||Urinary Urgency|
|Urinary Frequency||Inability to Urinate||Interrupted or Weak Urine Stream|
|Pain or Burning Sensation During Urination||Pain in Lower Back, Lower Abdomen, Groin, or Genital Area||Nausea and Vomiting|
|Nocturia||Difficulty Starting to Urinate||Body Aches|
3. Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
This type of prostatitis is similar to acute bacterial prostatitis. However, the symptoms are not as severe. Moreover, it lasts more than three months and develops at a slow rate. The symptoms may be mild and may come and go. Such signs of chronic bacterial prostatitis are listed below.
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Urinary Retention
- Urinary Urgency
- Urinary Frequency
- Urinary Blockage
- Interrupted or Weak Urination
- Pain During Urination
- Pain in Lower Back, Groin, Lower Abdomen, or Genital Area
- Painful ejaculation
- Difficulty Starting to Urinate
Depending on the type of prostatitis as well as its underlying cause, the treatment varies. If prostatitis is due to a bacterial infection, then antibiotics are usually the first course of treatment. All types of prostatitis need pain control, and it may also require treatment of its side effects or complications.
While some men can manage the pain caused by prostatitis with take-home prescription medications, others require hospitalization. Treatment of prostatitis includes the following.
- Alpha-Blockers: This aims to relax the muscle fibers surrounding the prostate and the bladder; it also helps an individual empty the bladder and decreases urinary symptoms.
- Anti-Inflammatory Medicines: This helps manages pain due to inflammation.
- Antibiotics: This would depend on the type of prostatitis; the duration and specific antibiotic prescribed would vary per doctor’s recommendation.