4 Ways a Prostate Massage Benefits Your Health

Your prostate is an essential part of your body. It plays an important role in your reproductive functions, but it can also provide you with an intense amount of pleasure.

That’s why it is important to maintain the health of your prostate.

It can be overwhelming to try and stay on top of your body’s health; you have to remember to drink water, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat healthily. However, you might be unsure how to maintain the health of your prostate.

GIDDI is here to give you all the information you need on maintaining your prostate health with the best tools around: prostate massages.

What Is the Prostate?

Illustration of the male prostate

Located below the bladder, the prostate is a walnut-sized gland that's part of the reproductive system in people assigned male at birth.

In terms of practicality, the prostate is responsible for creating prostatic fluid, which is a part of the fluid that expels when you ejaculate. Although the testicles produce the semen, the prostate makes the fluid that carries the semen out of the penis.

Additionally, the prostate is often considered the strongest pleasure spot in a person’s body. There are thousands of nerve endings surrounding the prostate, making it wonderfully sensitive.

The prostate swells when aroused, so putting direct or indirect pressure on it during anal sex, penile sex, or masturbation can create a mind-blowing orgasm. So, too, can the right toy during sex.

What Is a Prostate Massage?

A prostate massage is not much more complicated than it sounds; it is the act of stimulating the prostate with your fingers or sex toys.

Prostate massage therapy can be used for sexual pleasure during sex or masturbation, and can be done for many different reasons. If you have never explored any sexual activities that include prostate play, regular prostate massages might be a great way to explore that area of your body and discover what feels good for you.

Did we mention that prostate massages have many health benefits? Here’s how to do it.

How To Massage Your Prostate

If you are ready to try to massage your or your partner’s prostate, we are here to give you the tips and information you need!

There are a few different ways to massage your prostate, so be sure to experiment and choose which way feels best for you. Remember, you should never do anything painful or uncomfortable.

Use Your Fingers

Illustration of a finger moving in a circular motion

Because of the location of the prostate, you can easily access it with your fingers. Before you do anything else, be sure to apply a generous amount of lube to your finger and your anus. Once the rectum is properly lubed, start by massaging the external muscles, so your body is relaxed.

Once you feel relaxed and ready, you can insert one or two fingers inside your anus. Point your finger towards your belly button — there, you should feel a soft, fleshy bulge that feels different from the surrounding tissue.

Once you have located the prostate, you can begin the massage.

You can try moving your fingers in a circular motion, tap your finger on the prostate, move your finger back and forth, or try a “come hither” motion. You may feel the urge to pee, but that means you are doing the right thing in the right place.

Continue massaging the prostate until you feel satisfied or until you orgasm.

Toy With It

Illustration of two people engaging in a prostate massage

If you have already experimented with using fingers, you might be ready to try something new. Luckily, you can find a prostate massage device to make it easier. There are plenty of toys that are marketed specifically to be used on the prostate.

If you are new to the use of prostate massage toys and are unsure which to choose, check out our Tomo and Thor prostate massagers. These are designed to fit comfortably inside your anus while stimulating your prostate.

To insert the prostate massagers, first relax your sphincter and anus. be sure to cover the head of the toy and your anus with plenty of lube, and slowly glide the toy inside the anus as you take deep, slow breaths.

The next necessary step is to ensure that your prostate massager is angled downwards slightly at the end. It’s rare that you’ll be able to get the massager all the way to your prostate in one smooth motion.

Remember to go as slowly as possible and allow yourself to relax bit by bit as you insert the massager. You’ll know when you’ve reached the sweet spot when you start to feel a pleasurable tingle overcome you as the end of your massager pushes forward to stimulate the prostate.

Benefits of a Prostate Massage

If you still aren’t convinced that prostate massages are for you, keep reading to discover the many potential positive side effects prostate stimulation can provide to your sexual and overall health. It is even included as a method to help relieve certain prostate problems, as you’ll see below.

Helps Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is an extremely common condition that affects people with penises. Erectile dysfunction prohibits a person from successfully getting or maintaining an erection that is firm enough for masturbation or sex.

Not being able to get an erection once or twice is generally no need to worry, but an ongoing issue with erections is probably a sign of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can lead to dissatisfaction in your sex life, lower confidence levels, and other health conditions.

Although the research is limited, studies have shown that people who have received prostate massages three to four times per week have reduced their erectile dysfunction symptoms.

Supports Urinary Health

Man using a urinal

The prostate is located next to the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that drains your bladder. Because of its location, prostate issues are often the root of problems with urination or your urinary tract system.

An enlarged prostate can put too much pressure on your urethra. If this happens, urine won’t be able to properly drain from your bladder, leading to weak or spotty urine streams. However, one of the benefits of prostate massages is reducing the swelling of your prostate.

If you make an effort to massage your prostate at least once a week, this can prevent your prostate from swelling and help you maintain a strong and healthy urine flow.

Helps Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a medical condition that results from swelling of the prostate. Prostatitis can be extremely painful and can lead to body aches, pelvic pain, a UTI, fevers, or issues with urination.

Chronic prostatitis can look different in everyone, but it may result from a swollen prostate, no matter what symptoms you are experiencing.

Although a healthcare professional may prescribe you antibiotics or other anti-inflammatory drugs, prostate massages are an easy way to help reduce the swelling of your prostate in non-bacterial prostatitis.

When massaging your prostate, you reduce the pressure in the area and reduce swelling by expelling fluids built up inside the prostate. Although this may not treat your prostatitis, it could help reduce tension in the pelvic floor and help alleviate some of your symptoms. However, it is not recommended for bacterial infections.

Alleviates Painful Ejaculation

Pain during or after ejaculation is known as dysorgasmia or orgasmalgia. This condition can range in severity but can be extremely painful. You might suffer from this condition if you experience discomfort during or after ejaculation in your penis, scrotum, or perineum.

Painful ejaculation can be triggered by surgery, cysts, medications, or other conditions.

Treatment for painful ejaculation may vary, depending on what has caused the condition, but one way you might be able to reduce the pain of your symptoms is to receive prostate massages frequently.

However, painful ejaculation can also be caused by blockages in your reproductive system. Since prostate massages can cause prostatic fluid in your body to be released, prostate massages can help eliminate those blockages.

The Bottom Line

There are many reasons to try prostate massage. Adding prostate play into your routine using your fingers or a toy can help support the health of your prostate. Prostate massage shouldn’t hurt, so if it does, try something different.

Seek advice from your urology doctor for medical advice and a prostate exam if you notice you may have prostate problems or experience swelling in the prostate.


Erectile dysfunction - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic

Repetitive Prostatic Massage and Drug Therapy as an Alternative to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate | PMC

Prostatitis - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic

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