Prostatic massage, also known simply as prostate massage, is a procedure in which a finger is inserted into the rectum to stimulate the prostate gland. The goal is to release excess seminal fluid the fluid that mixes with sperm to create semen from the ducts of the prostate gland. Alternative medical practitioners claim that prostatic massage can ease prostate inflammation while alleviating pressure on the adjacent urinary tract. Among the conditions prostate massage is said to treat are:. Prostate massage is also used for sexual stimulation to help achieve arousal, enhance an erection, or relax the rectum in advance of anal sex.
A Guide to Prostate Massage: Medical and Sexual Uses
This information is for adult males with cancer. If you are a transgender person , please talk to your cancer care team about any needs that are not addressed here. Cancer treatment can interfere with ejaculation by damaging the nerves that control the prostate, seminal vesicles, and the opening to the bladder. It can also stop semen from being made in the prostate and seminal vesicles, or it can cut off the path that semen normally takes out of the body. Despite this, a man can still feel the sensation of pleasure that makes an orgasm.
If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor. Read our information about coronavirus and cancer. Some prostate cancer treatments can have an effect on orgasms and ejaculation.
Updated An elderly man encountered so much stimulation from a pricey sex toy, it led him to have nonstop prostate orgasms. According to a recent review paper , the unnamed man induced the orgasm by using a butt plug—a toy specifically designed to be inserted in the rectum. Although the year-old man is featured in the published paper, his experience is just one piece of the story. Rather, the author of the literature explores what is known in the scientific world about prostate orgasms, concluding that there's a lot more to be discovered.