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What is the Prostate?

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The prostate gland is one of the most overlooked sexual organs, but here at Good Vibrations, we think it’s great when men and their partners discover just how much fun it can be!

What Is the Prostate?

The prostate gland is a sexual organ that surrounds the urethra, the tube that urine passes through, just below the bladder. The prostate produces almost half of the fluid that makes up semen and it’s about the size of a golf ball, although it’s not as hard as one. During arousal, the prostate enlarges and swells with fluid, which it expels during ejaculation.

As men age, the prostate can enlarge, which often makes urination difficult since the urethra passes through the center of the prostate. Prostate massage can ease the discomfort and there’s even some evidence that it can reduce the risk of getting an enlarged prostate in the first place! If you’re having difficulty urinating, get checked out by a doctor. All men over 50 should be checked for prostate cancer annually. Men of African descent have a higher rate of prostate cancer and should start getting checked annually at 45.

Why Try Prostate Stimulation?

The prostate is amazingly sensitive and many men enjoy the way prostate play feels. The gland is very similar to the G-spot in women, both in terms of what sorts of stimulation most people like and how it feels. Many men report that prostate stimulation feels less focused than penis stimulation, and that orgasms during prostate play feel bigger, more expansive and more intense.

Anal penetration is part of prostate play and some men have concerns about anal play and sexual orientation. It may be helpful to remember that what feels good to you is about where your nerve endings are. Your sexual orientation is not about specific acts – it is about the gender of the person/s you want to have sex with. Despite the common myths, these two things aren’t the same at all.