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The Benefits of a Prostate Massage & How to Practice Prostate Play

The Benefits of a Prostate Massage & How to Practice Prostate Play

Who doesn’t love getting a massage? Besides feeling great, they’re an excellent way to relieve stress, ease pain, and relax. They can also be erotic in nature, making them a healing and/or sensual practice. 

So when it comes to prostate massage (aka prostate play), you can be sure that there too are a number of benefits. 

But we know that you may have some reservations about prostate play… 

You might have no idea how to massage the prostate, maybe you don’t know where it (the prostate) is, you’re possibly new to anal stimulation, or you could believe that massaging the prostate is a task solely for your urologist. 

Let's take a closer look at the prostate, where it’s located, and how to massage it. Plus, of course, we’ll let you in on the benefits of prostate play.

What is the prostate?

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found in penis owners. Its main job is to create seminal fluid which helps sperm travel and survive in the acidic environment of the vagina.

Where is the prostate?

The prostate can be found between the base of the penis (just below the bladder) and the rectum in penis owners. 

Through the centre of the prostate, you’ll find the urethra (the tube in which urine and semen exit the body). So, when someone ejaculates, their prostate muscles will push out this fluid through the urethra.

What are the benefits of prostate play?

While studies are limited, there are indeed huge benefits of prostate play; both medical and sexual.

Prostate massage may help medical conditions such as… 

Prostatitis: Prostatitis is a disorder of the prostate gland usually associated with inflammation. If a penis owner has prostatitis, they may experience difficulty and/or discomfort during urination, or pain in the groin, genitals, or pelvic area. 

How can prostate play help? According to a 2006 study, it could provide relief by easing some of the pressure and swelling by releasing seminal fluid.

Erectile dysfunction: While there isn’t an overwhelming amount of studies that link prostate massage with the treatment of erectile dysfunction, there is one that did. With prostate massage and antimicrobial therapy, a 69-year-old penis owner who complained of impotence was able to enjoy improved sexual functioning. 

“The theory behind the potential benefit involves an improvement in blood flow resulting from vigorous milking or massaging of the prostate. Because erections are largely the result of good blood flow, any increase could potentially lead to better [erections],” says Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD. 

Prostate cancer: There’s not enough research that says prostate orgasms can reduce the chances of prostate cancer, but there is one study that suggests that orgasming in general possibly could. This Australian study found that penis owners who had at least 21 orgasms per month were 31% less likely to develop prostate cancer. 

Urinary flow: Because the urethra surrounds the prostate, a swollen prostate can affect one’s urine flow. In fact, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is exactly that: an enlargement of the prostate (that happens with age). Someone with BPH could suffer from constant urination, the inability to delay urination, trouble starting a urine stream, or dribbling at the end of urination. 

So, wgiven that prostate massage could help reduce inflammation of the prostate, it’s therefore possible that it could improve one’s urinary flow once again.

Painful ejaculation: When there is inflammation or an infection in the epididymis (a coiled tube that sits inside of the scrotum attached to the testes), a penis owner could experience painful ejaculation. 

As mentioned above, and according to Jesse N. Mills, MD, prostate play could help to minimise prostate inflammation, which in turn may reduce the likelihood of painful ejaculation.

Examining seminal fluid: A doctor may perform a prostate massage if a patient is experiencing some discomfort or to diagnose a condition. They do this by examining the seminal fluid that is released under a microscope in order to look for signs of infection or other problems. 

Enhanced sexual pleasure: And last but certainly not least, prostate play can enhance sexual pleasure. This is because the prostate is rife with nerve endings, which means that stimulating it could induce massive orgasms. 

In fact, some penis owners have described a prostate orgasm as a full-body climax unlike any other they’ve ever experienced. 

Having said all of this, are you ready to experience the benefits and pleasure that is prostate play?

How to Massage the Prostate

If you’re intrigued about prostate play, here’s a nifty step-by-step guide on how to massage the prostate for sexual stimulation:

Step one: Who & how

First, you’re going to have to decide who will be giving you a prostate massage. Will you do it solo or with a partner? Then figure out how you’d like to receive prostate stimulation. 

Take note: Prostate play can be enjoyed either directly via the anus, or indirectly via the perineum (the tiny patch of sensitive skin between your genitals).

To stimulate the prostate directly, you could use a finger, a sex toy, or you could be penetrated during anal sex with another penis owner.

And to stimulate the prostate indirectly, you could use your fingers or an external sex toy.

Step two: Plenty of lube & go slow

Whether you’re a newbie to anal stimulation or not, going too fast and without lube can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

Make sure you have a generous amount of lubricant on-hand, and don’t rush.

Step three: Start playing! 

There are four methods to stimulate the prostate:

  1. Stimulating the prostate with fingers

You’ll want to insert one finger (or more) into the anus until you find a fleshy bulb of tissue on the front wall of the rectal lining. 

Then, curl your finger(s) upwards in a “come hither” motion towards the belly button.

  1. Stimulating the prostate with a prostate massager

This will be a lot easier than using your fingers because a prostate sex toy is perfectly curved to reach this erogenous zone. 

Simply lube up, take your time, and experiment with different vibrational speeds and rhythms. 

  1. Stimulating the prostate during anal sex

There are a number of sex positions that are perfect for prostate play. 

Doggy style, for example, is easy because the receiver will be in a position that allows for direct prostate stimulation. 

Another easier position would be for the receiving partner to lay on their back with their knees up towards their chest.

Whatever position you choose, have the giver aim for the front wall of the rectal lining to really enjoy the benefits of prostate play.

  1. Stimulating the prostate indirectly via the perineum 

Use gentle pressure along or against the perineum to start.

After this, you can begin to experiment with other kinds of stimulation such as a tickle or using deeper pressure with a slight rubbing motion. Or, you could use an external sex toy, such as a bullet vibrator, to massage the perineum.

Whether you’re going for a direct or an indirect method of prostate play, you could also incorporate other forms of stimulation such as penis stroking to heighten your arousal.

All in all, there are some impressive possible benefits of prostate play, including that of sexual bliss and orgasmic euphoria!  It’s essentially a win-win, making it a fun and healthy way to play solo or with a partner. Don't forget, only do what you want to do - just don't let cultural stigma hold you back.


About the writer

Helena Lorimer

Helena (she/her) is a South African sex-positive writer who loves swimming in the ocean under the full moon, and cheesy 90's pop. She's currently living her best life in Porto, Portugal after scouring different continents to find her happy place. Today, she's dreaming with her eyes open, happily spreading her sexual wellness knowledge far and wide.

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