From supplements and vitamin drinks to colon-cleansing for prostate health and prostate massage, there are a myriad of options for maintaining the health of the prostate. But accessing the prostate for some types of treatment may be uncomfortable or embarrassing. This is because the prostate gland, responsible for semen storage and release during ejaculation, is located within the anal cavity about one inch in. For this reason, only licensed medical practitioners or intimate partners may perform one of the more popular techniques for maintaining prostate health: Prostate massage.
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The best and safest option for medical prostate massage is to visit a doctor. A medical doctor can safely perform a prostate massage without concern that too much pressure will be applied to the gland. In addition, a doctor may be able to teach you or your partner how to perform a prostate massage safely and without the need for a costly visit to the doctor.
The next best option is to have a spouse or partner perform the massage. There are many websites that can teach you how to perform the massage, but the safest way to learn the technique is from your doctor.
Learn how to perform self-massage. There are many devices on the market that allow you easy access to your own prostate. Do this very carefully, as the gland itself is delicate and surrounded by nerves that could cause extreme pain if they are irritated. Again, speak to your doctor about how to best perform the massage on yourself safely.
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Tips and warnings
- Always evacuate your bowels prior to receiving a prostate massage.
- Do your best to relax during the procedure.
- Ejaculation is common during prostate massage, but it is not always going to happen.
- Do not use the devices for self-massage in a sexual manner. These devices are designed for a specific purpose, and misusing them could potentially damage the anus or the prostate gland.
- Do not go to massage therapists seeking prostate massage. It is beyond their scope of practice, and in most states it is illegal for them to perform that service.
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