What Are the Benefits of Prostate Massage? [2022 Facts & Data]

In this study, we will answer ALL your questions about the benefits of prostate massage, what it is, its potential risks, share some real stories, and more.

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The word “prostate” is terrifying to some men. It can be associated with illness, pain, or sexual explorations that they aren’t comfortable with. Yet, despite our unwillingness to talk about it, the prostate is a critical piece of a man’s sexual function. 

With that in mind, a healthy prostate supports the sensual and stimulating sexual activity. Conversely, an unhealthy prostate can cause pain, discomfort, erectile dysfunction, and more. 

Still, a finger in the butt is a scary prospect – but it doesn’t have to be.

Tons of men find that a prostate massage gives them better orgasms and better performance in bed, not to mention alleviating all kinds of pain and discomfort. 

If you’re not sure about a prostate massage, get informed! Our research can answer all your questions on prostate massages, their medical benefits, potential risks, and more. 

Here are some stats that’ll tickle your special spot:

  • 80% of women in one survey said they would perform a prostate massage if asked to. 
  • As many as half of all men suffer symptoms of prostatitis at some point in their lives. 
  • In two studies of men with prostatitis, 37% of men in the first study and 40% in the second claimed that consistent prostate massages alleviated all of their symptoms.  
  • Prostate massages can reverse erectile dysfunction in many cases. 
  • Prostatitis is most common between the ages of 30 and 50. 

What Is a Prostate Massage?

So what exactly is a prostate massage? How many people are actually willing to experiment with one?

These data points shed some light on those questions.

  • A prostate massage is when a finger stimulates the prostate gland for sexual stimulation or medical benefit. It can treat an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, and urinary problems. (Very Well Health, 2022)1
  • 80% of women in one survey said they would perform a prostate massage if asked to. (LELO, 2015)2
  • The same study found that 71% of straight men in relationships have tried or would try a prostate massage. (LELO, 2015)2

Benefits of Prostate Massage

What are the benefits of rubbing the male G-spot? Aside from the obvious pleasure, it can have several other benefits. 

The prostate can affect nearby organs, and if it becomes inflamed, this can cause serious pain or dysfunction. A massage can reduce that swelling. Here’s a look at some of the benefits. 

  • A prostate massage can increase the size and intensity of orgasm by 33% (LELO, 2015)2
  • Men report that prostate massages give them firmer and thicker erections. (LELO, 2015)2
  • In one study, 8.6% of patients with prostate pain experienced increased sexual function after a prostate massage. (The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, 2009)3
  • Prostate massages can alleviate long-term erectile dysfunction. (LELO, 2015)2
  • A massage can reduce swelling and pain in the prostate (LELO, 2015)2
  • A massage helps cleanse toxins from the reproductive system. (LELO, 2015)2
  • The prostate surrounds the urethra, so swelling or inflammation can hinder urine flow. A massage can reduce swelling, which can improve urine flow. (Healthline, 2018)4
  • Massaging the prostate can eliminate pain or discomfort while ejaculating by loosening fluid blockages in the reproductive system. (Healthline, 2018)4

What Medical Conditions Can be Treated by a Prostate Massage?

Because a swollen prostate can cause so many problems, a massage can improve a man’s quality of life in several ways. 

This can affect men at any age, though it usually happens after age 30. These problems are much more common than you might think, but many men are embarrassed to discuss them. 

Here’s a look at the data on prostate issues and how a massage can improve them. 

  • Inflammation or swelling of the prostate gland is called prostatitis. It usually occurs between the ages of 30 and 50 but can happen at any age and cause severe pain. The condition usually improves over time. (National Health Service, 2017)5
  • Prostatitis is a common urologic condition, and many doctors have trouble treating it effectively. As many as half of all men suffer its symptoms at some point in their lives. (Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 1998)6
  • An analysis of several studies found that 8.2% of men are experiencing prostatitis. (International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2007)7
  • 8% of urology visits and up to 1% of all visits to a primary care physician are attributed to prostatitis. (American Family Physician, 2010)8
  • 14% of men who claimed to have medical prostatitis in 2002 missed work as a result. (American Family Physician, 2010)8
  • Patients in a study of 195 men reported experiencing the following symptoms as a result of prostatitis: (Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 1999)9
    • Symptoms:
      • Pain – 93% of patients
      • Obstructive urinary symptoms – 56% of patients
      • Irritative urinary symptoms – 50% of patients
      • Erectile dysfunction – 30% of patients
    • Frequency of Symptoms:
      • Continuous – 10 patients (13.7%)
      • Fluctuating but never becoming asymptomatic – 63 patients (86.3%)
      • Intermittent – 10 patients (13.7%)
  • The aforementioned study found that men experienced these results after a prostate massage: (Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 1999)9
    • 40% of patients had all of their symptoms resolved.
    • 19% had initial resolution but had a recurrence following therapy.
    • 21% had partial improvement.
    • 21% had no improvement.
  • A study of 81 prostatitis patients found that participants experienced the following results after a prostate massage: (Urology, 2006)10
    • 37% had total relief of symptoms.
    • 22.2% had initial resolution but had recurrence after therapy.
    • 27.1% had partial improvement.
    • 13.5% had no improvement.
  • After using an at-home prostate massage device, most men (with prostatitis) in one study reported significant improvement: (The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, 2009)3
    • 12% said the device did not help their symptoms. 
    • 28% said they noticed a slight improvement. 
    • 8% reported moderate to good improvement. 
    • 40% reported very good improvement. 
    • 12% reported that the prostate massage device completely alleviated their symptoms. 
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition where the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2022)11
  • About a quarter of men in their 50s, a third of men in their 60s, and half of men over 80 will experience BPH. (The American Journal of Managed Care, 2006)12
  • After using an at-home prostate massage device, men with BPH reported the following effects on their symptoms: (The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, 2009)3
    • 7.7% said it did not help their symptoms. 
    • 12.2% experienced slight improvement. 
    • 28.8% reported moderate to good improvement. 
    • 46.7% reported very good improvement. 
    • 4.4% said it completely relieved their symptoms. 

How Often Should You Massage Your Prostate?

So how often do you need to rub your prostate to reap the benefits? Only a couple of times a week. One study found the following data:

  • A 1999 study showed that men had 1 to 3 prostate massages per week for 2 to 8 weeks before their conditions improved. (Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 1999)9

How Does a Prostate Massage Work?

Though it might seem cosmic, prostate massages are fairly simple. The important part is to lubricate well and engage gently. 

Here’s some insight on how a prostate massage happens.

  • A prostate massage can be done solo, with a partner, or with a massage toy. External prostate massages can be performed by rubbing the perineum – the spot between the scrotum and anus. (Ro Health Guide, 2022)13
  • Here are some tips for prostate play: (Ro Health Guide, 2022)13
    • Use lube around your anus and on your finger. 
    • Insert your finger gently and feel for a round lump a few inches inside. You might need to apply lube several times. 
    • Use the pad of your finger to press and massage the gland. Go for as long as you or your partner desire. 

Interested to learn more about how to massage the prostate? Check out our in-depth step-by-step guide here.


What Does a Prostate Orgasm Feel Like?

While experiences vary from man to man, most men claim it’s intensely pleasurable. 

Here’s what some men have had to say about their prostate orgasms. 

  • Men’s Health asked several men, “What does orgasm from prostate massage feel like?” and got the following responses: (Men’s Health, 2021)14
    • I didn’t expect it, so it was a very new sensation… I was in shock!
      -Fred
    • My first prostate-induced orgasm felt like an out-of-body explosion… Needless to say, I was hooked and wanted to keep going.
      -Alan
    • My first prostate-induced orgasm was because of a prostate toy I bought a few years ago… Then all it took was a little stroke, and I shot everywhere.
      -Evan
    • I remember the first time pretty vividly… They started pounding away at my hole and must’ve found just the right angle or something because a whole new wave of pleasure and sensation came over me. I’ve never looked back since.
      -Drew
    • It was heaven. I almost didn’t understand what was happening. That there could be so much sensation, throughout every inch of my body, was brand new to me.
      -Marcus
    • …I did it alone during a shower, taking a little shampoo and working my way up my bottom. The soap burned a bit, but I kept feeling around and playing. After my third or fourth time trying it, I finally felt the sensation of orgasm. I was 16.
      -Daniel
    • I first experienced my prostate orgasm in my early 20s… I tried many a time fingering myself in the shower to no avail, and within minutes of prostate play with a blowjob, I shot hot fire like I never had before.
      -Dominus
    • The first time I realized I liked it up the butt and really hit my prostate myself was when I was 16. I got my first vibrator and really went to town on my own ass.
      -Ryan

Check out erotic and real prostate massage stories and how they reached intense orgasms! here.


Are There Risks or Side Effects From Prostate Massage?

Like with any treatment, there are some risks to performing a prostate massage – especially if it isn’t done carefully. 

Most of these issues can be mitigated with proper hygiene and lubrication. Here are some side effects that a prostate massage can cause.

  • There are some risks to prostate massage, including the following: (Medical News Today, 2018)15
    • Making acute prostatitis worse and potentially causing blood poisoning due to a risk of spreading infection
    • Bleeding around the prostate
    • Cellulitis, a serious skin infection
    • Hemorrhoids flare-ups
    • Spreading of prostate cancer, if it is already present
    • Damage to the rectal lining
  • In one study, 8.6% of patients experienced rectal discomfort or soreness after using an at-home prostate device. (The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, 2009)3
    • One patient in the study experienced rectal bleeding. 

Conclusion

Prostate massages are a natural and easy way to reduce swelling and inflammation in the prostate. This can have several medical benefits, including reduced pain, increased sexual function, and improved urinary function. 

For pleasure, prostate massages open up a new world of sensations to men that can initially seem scary. If you feel uncomfortable trying it, there’s no pressure to do so. It won’t change your sexuality, but it may enhance your sexual experiences. 

Prostate massages are an excellent treatment for chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. While not every man sees results, many do, and a significant portion reports that their symptoms disappeared completely. 

If you are interested in experimenting with prostate massage and stimulation, it’s important to be gentle with yourself and listen to your body. Apply lubricant liberally, and consider investing in a prostate massager, comfortable toy, or tool. 

Ideas about male sexuality often exclude the prostate. Stimulation of the area can be seen as un-manly, homosexual, or feminine. There is nothing wrong with those characteristics, but they aren’t related to prostate stimulation. Regardless of sexuality, the prostate is an integral part of the male reproductive system and should be explored at each man’s comfort and interest level. 


Footnotes

  1. Very Well Health, 2022. A medically-reviewed article on the benefits, risks, and process of getting a prostate massage.
  2. LELO, 2015. An article on the benefits of prostate massages, the common myths, and survey data on people’s opinions toward them.
  3. The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, 2009. A study on the effectiveness of prostate massages in treating BPH or CP/CPPS in 115 men.
  4. Healthline, 2018. A medically-reviewed article on the practice of prostate massage therapy and its benefits.
  5. National Health Service, 2017. An article on the health condition prostatitis and its symptoms and treatments.
  6. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 1998. A study on the medical condition prostatitis and the causes of treatment failures.
  7. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2007.  A study of five different studies on prostatitis symptoms using combined data from 10,617 men.
  8. American Family Physician, 2010. A study on the diagnosis of prostatitis as well as the treatments available.
  9. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 1999. A study on the use of prostate massages in conjunction with antibiotics to treat chronic prostatitis in 195 men.
  10. Urology, 2006. A study on the effectiveness of prostate massage in treating chronic prostatitis in 81 American patients.
  11. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2022. An article on benign prostatic hyperplasia as well as its symptoms and causes.
  12. The American Journal of Managed Care, 2006. A medical article on the treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia and their side effects.
  13. Ro Health Guide, 2022. A medically-reviewed article on the benefits of a prostate massage and how it works.
  14. Men’s Health, 2021. An article interviewing several men about the unique sensation of a prostate orgasm.
  15. Medical News Today, 2018. A medically-reviewed article on the benefits and risks of prostate massage therapy.
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