Pegging, butt plugs, anal vibrators and milking all the way down to fisting: the prostate is a source of so much sexual pleasure. The Internet, as well as this blog, is chock full of whys and how-tos of how to get the very most out of your prostate, and there’s no confusion why: it feels really, really great: but is all that pleasure good for the prostate? Are we giving back to our prostates?
The prostate plays such a role in our sexual activity, not to mention reproductive health and we should be speaking more about how to take care of it.
But first of all, what does the prostate even do?
It’s a semen factory
Your apricot-sized prostate gland produces an alkaline fluid that mixes with the sperm as they are on their way out. With their powers combined, they produce semen!
It’s a pump
During orgasm, the prostate gland does a little help in pumping semen to help ensure that the sperm arrive at their destination.
It’s a filter
The prostate further assists sperm by filtering out toxins that might get in the sperm’s way of its. Things like diet and environment can have an effect on how much filtering work your prostate has to do, so be sure to take a look at what you’re eating and how it can affect your sexual responses. Heck, there are also things you can eat to increase your libido.
It’s Like a G-spot
When stimulated during sexual pleasure, the prostate can provide you with one of the most intense orgasms you can possibly have. If you’re one of the twelve people on earth that don’t know this, there are so many resources about how to have a prostate orgasm to help you get started – thank us later!
More Fun than an Apple a Day
There’s a consensus, though no clinical proof, that maintaining a certain number of regular ejaculations (about 20 a month) will keep the prostate gland clear of toxins. On a more general level, the health benefits of frequent sexual activity will also work wonders for your overall health.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reported findings that back up the 20 orgasms a month figure, saying that these people were 33% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
These numbers stack up to a similar Australian study, in which guys who averaged between four and seven ejaculations every week, be it via masturbation or intercourse, were 36% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer before reaching 70 years of age.
So there’s one very agreeable way to maintain a healthy prostate: keep on coming!
Meanwhile, assistant professor urology at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Christopher Saigal, MD, gives some practical advice that sounds to us like simple common sense: keep a healthy weight level, get regular exercise and don’t smoke.
But specifically, he tells us that when it comes to diet, focus on antioxidant foods like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts will help you keep your prostate at its peak for years of pleasure.