For active, healthy, sexually-inclined men, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a total drag, to say the least.
Something many don’t know about the condition is that the grueling struggle of ED affects more dudes than you may think. In fact, each year, more than 3 million medical cases of erectile dysfunction are recorded in the U.S.
Based on the numbers, we should be talking about erectile dysfunction and how to fix it a lot more than we do. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, and believe it or not, remedying the situation can be sexy and fun!
What Is an Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get an erection or keep one hard long enough to have sex. It is usually self-diagnosed with numerous symptoms. Those include the more obvious difficult time getting hard, maintaining an erection, lasting long enough in bed, and being able to orgasm as well as less obvious signs like a reduced desire to get it on.
ED can be caused by a number of different factors including age, stress, depression, injury, high blood pressure or cholesterol, obesity, and drug or alcohol use.
It’s not unusual for men to experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life, and there’s totally hope for those going through it. What I’m trying to say is:
You’re not alone here, and there’s plenty you can do to correct the problem.
The list of treatments for ED includes medication, implants, surgery, penis pumps, and various lifestyle changes such as exercise, drug or alcohol therapy, nutritional adjustments, stress management, or relationship work.
Before modern remedies were available, prostate massage was used to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction, and for good reason! For those suffering from ED, prostate massage therapy may be just the thing to boost your confidence, improve your sex life, and save your relationship.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything to fix the issue without any luck, you may be wondering if you should try prostate massage therapy for erectile dysfunction. The answer to this is: probably yes.
What Exactly Is the Prostate?
The prostate is a muscular gland found in men. It is located under the bladder and urethra, in front of the rectum, and it’s the most vulnerable and sensitive gland in the male body.
The prostate is responsible for creating prostatic fluid which carries sperm and contains several muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation. When your prostate is taken care of and regularly stimulated, it can help you achieve out-of-this-world O moments.
What Is Prostate Massage Therapy?
So what is prostate massage and how does it relate to erectile dysfunction?
Prostate massage therapy (or “prostate milking”) is not currently a mainstream form of treatment for ED and is often used in conjunction with other types of treatment. The goal is to cause the prostate to contract, which will often lead to the release of prostatic fluid and semen.
During prostate massage therapy, a lubricated finger—always with gloves on—or a specialized tool is used to carefully stimulate the prostate. Tissues in and around the prostate are massaged with gentle pressure.
For erectile dysfunction treatment, prostate massage therapy may take place two or three times a week over a period of one to two months. Depending on your current health condition and level of ED, the initial release of prostatic fluids during massage may cause some pain or discomfort.
For most men, prostate massage therapy will also produce pleasurable relief.
Because the prostate gland is extremely sensitive, massaging it can lead to an elevated orgasm without ejaculation. Got a partner? Even better. Having someone massage your prostate can be surprisingly hot.
How Can Prostate Massage Therapy Help with Erectile Dysfunction?
When blood flow is inhibited in your body, your pelvic area may become restricted. This causes erectile dysfunction. While the condition is not uncommon, it’s a total bummer!
Prostate massage therapy works by increasing blood flow throughout the body and returning normal function to the penis. During massage treatment, the prostatic ducts are cleared of backed up fluid. Pretty awesome, right?
But wait, there’s more! Prostate massage therapy improves the symptoms of erectile dysfunction by helping to repair nerve damage in the groin and prostate areas and preventing infections. All of this leads to a healthy prostate gland which is required for a strong erection. Not only will prostatic massage improve your orgasms and sexual performance so you can get it on all night, but a hearty prostate is also vital for general health and wellbeing in all men.
How to Get Started with Prostate Massage Therapy for ED
Massage may be performed on yourself, by a partner, or by a professional.
If you go the professional route, a primary care provider, urologist, or sexual health expert can refer you to a prostatic massage therapist.
Before settling on a provider, just make sure they specialize in prostate massage therapy and are not a general massage therapist. Your health insurance may or may not cover prostatic massage, but it’s always worth looking into.
How to Do Prostate Massage Therapy with a Partner
#1 Communicate With Your Partner
If you’re thinking of consulting your partner for prostate massage therapy, the most important thing to remember is that the prostate tissues are especially sensitive. Communicate to your partner that they should use very gentle pressure during every stage of the massage.
#2 Make Sure It’s Clean
Second, make sure the prostate area is clean before getting started and ensure that the finger or any tools used are disinfected.
You can also use a condom instead of gloves on the finger that will be doing the massage, and lubricant is highly recommended. Finger condoms are also a great option for prostate massage therapy.
#3 Find the Right Position
Get into position.
The best position to be in for prostate massage therapy is on all fours.
If you’re not used to being in this position with your partner, remember that this exercise is all about trust, vulnerability, and relief.
#4 Touch the Prostate Softly
Have your partner begin by applying soft pressure to the muscles and tissues between your testicles and rectum as well as just above your pubic bone. When massaged, both areas will indirectly stimulate the prostate gland and provide sweet, sweet release.
#5 Going In
Next, a finger can be slowly inserted into your anus, about four inches deep. Prostate massage can be done in circular motions, back and forth, or with steady, targeted pressure on certain areas. With light pressure, your partner should move their finger back an inch or two which may cause some fluid to come out through your penis.
Repeat these steps five to ten times per session.
During prostate massage therapy, be sure to communicate with your partner on how much pressure feels okay, and what is too much.
Having someone you love perform prostate massage therapy on you can be an utterly sensual and erotic experience. It improves the spiritual and sexual connection between partners and could be exactly the thing to get you back on track after having erectile dysfunction.
However, if you’re not ready to ask your partner or consult a professional for prostate massage therapy, it’s worth trying out on your own. With solo prostatic massage, you’ll be able to control the pressure which may be difficult to explain to someone else. Many men try DIY prostate massage before recruiting someone else.
Prostate massage therapy can help you sustain an erection, last longer in bed, and have a more intense orgasm. Sound too good to be true? It’s not, actually.
When done correctly, prostatic massage comes with very little risks and no side effects.
It’s an almost foolproof way to treat erectile dysfunction. Are you ready to begin the journey back to a rock-hard erection? Let’s get going.