Science is FINALLY Studying Prostate Orgasms!
For much too long, the purposes of the prostate in men’s health and sexual experiences have been largely ignored. While there is much information about widely-known medical conditions such as prostate cancer, there isn’t a whole lot of knowledge flying around about the prostate itself. What is it? What does it do? How does it help men in experiencing sex? What are “prostate orgasms”? What are the benefits of prostate stimulation, outside of the medical scope? Men’s pleasure as it relates to the prostate has mostly remained in the reaches of few and far-between websites, blogs and forums, and a lot of it is anecdotal rather than founded in the scientific process.
That isn’t a good thing.
There is literally no downside in better understanding the functions of your body, but the conversation surrounding this walnut-shaped gland (the prostate) often fails to mention one thing: Recreational prostate stimulation is awesome!Discover Hands Free Prostate Orgasms
There are numerous benefits to this practice, even if you do not suffer with prostatitis or one of the other many conditions that can affect the prostate. Some men see an overall improvement in their sexual performance. They last longer in bed or during masturbation, experience greater pleasure than penile stimulation alone can provide, and many have even noted a reduction in sexual dysfunction symptoms.
A number of men report extreme bouts of shaking/shuddering before the induced orgasms occur and when they do they are infinitely more pleasurable than those obtained from penile stimulation
So why is this still such a mystery? There are a lot of taboos and sexual hang-ups that keep this subject on the down-low. Fortunately, more people are talking about it now than ever. Ignoring one’s own prostate out of shyness or embarrassment not only puts your health in jeopardy if you are too shy to see your physician, but can also deprive you of some pretty enriching sexual experiences.
R.J. Levin, an independent researcher from Sheffield, England, has compiled an excellent review of these functions. Entitled Prostate Induced Orgasms: A Concise Review Illustrated with a Relevant Case Study, this publication discusses in-depth the role of the prostate in men’s health and sexual being. Finally! We’re seeing some real, factual information relating to the prostate and recreational sex!
An Overview of the Prostate
The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that wraps around the top of the urethra and can be stimulated via direct anal stimulation or through the perineum (colloquially known as the “gooch” or “taint”).
“The male human prostate is a musculoglandular organ the size of a walnut; it surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra and is itself surrounded by complex of fascial structures.”
Of the actual composition of this gland, Levin states:
“The gland can be divided into three zones-a peripheral zone (75% of the gland, the portion that contains the distal urethra), a central zone (5%-8% of the gland, the zone that surrounds the ejaculatory ducts), and a transitional zone (20% of the gland that surrounds the proximal urethra).
Procreative Aspects of the Prostate
Levin refers to the two purposes of the prostate as procreative (regarding male ejaculate) and recreative (in relation to the intensity of orgasms produced). The prostate is an inherently procreative gland, as it is responsible for forming a portion of the make-up of semen. Though the act of ejaculation seems like it would be a pretty simple and straightforward one, there is actually a lot that goes on before sperm leaves the body in its vital form. First, it is composed of “secretions from the glands of Littre (lining the penile urethra), Cowper’s (bulbourethra) gland, testicular and epididydimal fluid containing the spermatozoa, the prostate and finally the seminal vesicles.”During this process, the prostate creates what amounts to about 30% of the sperm’s overall content.
Semen contains many components, and some of their functions are not yet fully understood. Some of the known components and their functions include:
- Zinc, a possible antibacterial agent.
- Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA), an enzyme that makes semen become liquid upon ejaculation.
- Spermine, which is possibly antibacterial and also gives semen its distinct smell.
The composition of semen is not where the role of the prostate ends, however.
“While the prostate is involved in forming part of the ejaculate (as detailed above) it is also involved in ejaculation per se as its fibromuscular covering containing smooth muscle contracts clonically under its adrenergic innovation propelling the semen from the prostatic urethra to the penile urethra.”
Prior to ejaculation, there are typically contractions happening around the prostate. When this happens, “ejaculatory inevitability” happens. This means that there is no way that you aren’t ejaculating. And this happens in every ejaculatory orgasm you’ll ever have, even ones without any kind of prostate stimulation involved.
What is “Rewiring?”
Here’s something interesting to think about: when induced ejaculations are not accompanied by pelvic contractions, they don’t tend to be very effective at inducing pleasure. However, this is not true of prostate-induced orgasms, which can lack the kind of muscular contractions needed to propel semen outside of the body. Prostate stimulation offers you the opportunity to have “dry orgasms,” or orgasms where ejaculation does not occur. This can be the open door to experiencing multiple orgasms, as long as ejaculation does not occur upon orgasm, as this causes men to enter a refractory period wherein they cannot orgasm again for a period of time.Want to have Multiple Male Orgasms?
But what does (brain) rewiring have to do with this? Well, the plasticity of the brain makes a pretty good case for this practice, which really places genital awareness and increased arousal at the forefront.
It is now accepted that the human brain is constantly changing its functional and structural properties depending on the variety of inputs and experiences. This plasticity is thought to be manifest through synaptic reorganization and/or the balance of excitation/inhibition among neurons.
Levin cites medical literature that refers to the plasticity of the human brain for what it is: the plasticity of the human brain. But a more layman’s term for this is “Rewiring.” This concept essentially suggests that by practicing prostate-induced orgasms, a man can become more aware of his body and his arousal. There is some anecdotal evidence out there that brain rewiring can turn your blasé sex life on its head and make you entirely rethink everything you thought you knew about what turns you on-in the very best way.
What the Internet has to say About Prostate Orgasms
Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot of accessible medical literature on this subject, but that doesn’t mean that you are at a loss. The internet is a vast place, and inside of it are hundreds of thousands of results that can teach you more about your prostate and how to get the most out of that little gland. Most of these results are heavily reliant on anecdotal information, men’s personal experiences that they felt inclined to share. Levin states in his review that there are no laboratory-conducted tests pertaining to prostate-induced orgasms, which means that there generally isn’t going to be much more comprehensive information out there than what one will find on forums and blogs.
Specific results have been developed commercially to enable males to stimulate their prostates per rectum without using hands that have created a large user community.
One product, the Aneros prostate massager, is noted in Levin’s review for its particularly large and encompassing online presence and popularity of the product itself. Their community forum has posts that are widely referenced, with views ranging from a few hundred to half a million. There are a lot of men seeking information about prostate stimulation via the anonymity of the internet, but the information that’s currently available is sorely lacking in anything other than anecdote-rich blogs and articles.
The online community is also responsible for the prostate being so widely referred to as “the male G-spot.” This is an anatomically incorrect analogy, but it is a popular one that decently leaves the impression of how the prostate relates to male pleasure (as the female G-spot is the source of amazing sexual pleasure for women).
“A number of men report extreme bouts of shaking/shuddering before the induced orgasms occur and when they do they are infinitely more pleasurable than those obtained from penile stimulation,” Levin says of the men on the Aneros forum and other similar online communities.
Some men have even said that prostate stimulation can be addictive.
A Curious Case Study: Can Prostate Orgasms be Addictive?
Levin cites a study of one 63-year-old man in his review. The man had suffered a recent bout of prostatitis, but was otherwise healthy. He began using the Aneros prostate massager to cope with the symptoms of this condition. He was also on prescribed medication for prostatitis.
“He also had a course of the PDE-5 inhibitor tadalafil 2.5 mg daily which is now licensed for lower urinary tract symptoms in men. His prostatitis symptoms resolved within 2 months of regular Aneros use several times weekly combined with the tadalafil. However he found that the intense orgasms produced by the device were highly addictive and many were subjectively described in the ‘Super-O’ category.”
In this case study, the man had initially pursued treatment for his prostatitis using the Aneros device. While it aided in relieving him of his symptoms, it also seemed to trigger an addiction in this otherwise healthy 63-year-old.
The term “Super-O” refers to super orgasms, the most powerful and intense orgasms that a person can have. They can usually be triggered via prostate stimulation after some practice, and brings the body to new heights of pleasure upon mastery. We’ve heard of sex addiction before, though the existence of this condition seems to be frequently debated in the court of public opinion, there is one thing that you should keep in mind when contemplating whether or not it is a legitimate condition:
When you orgasm, your brain lights up as if it were on heroin.
If that sounds really intense to you, that’s because it is indeed very intense. The addictiveness of the drug heroin is well-documented, researched and confirmed-there is no question about it. Does it not stand to reason that any action, like a powerful orgasm, that triggers a similar reaction could end up in similar results?
The man in this case study went about trying to curb his addiction to Anerosuse, even attempting to “de-wire” his brain. Even after he ceased using the device, his body and mind had changed in surprising ways.
“Our subject found that he could achieve intense orgasms by lying prone wearing a condom without the Aneros present, the condom and pillows (resting beneath the subject’s pelvis) being sufficient stimuli to trigger a reflex orgasm without any direct mechanical stimulation to the penis. The ability to orgasm without the device has persisted for at least 12 months since the last insertion of the Aneros.”
The subject of this cast study found that the prostate-induced Super-Os were so intensely pleasurable that he easily found himself dedicating too much time to the Aneros prostate massager. Additionally, an old neck injury became aggravated during its use. This was due to the spasms caused in his neck by lying prone while using the device. Clearly, addiction to prostate orgasms was very much an issue for this man.
While addiction is never a positive thing, it is worth noting that his mastery of prostate stimulation during his bout of prostatitis shows some interesting results. Not only was he able to achieve hands free orgasm with minimal stimulation of any kind, but the subject found himself able to have as many as ten non-ejaculatory orgasms per sex or masturbation session.
Unfortunately there is a stunning lack of research on this matter, so who knows how common stories like this man’s are?
Above we frequently commented on the lack of scientific research behind prostate-induced orgasms. Levin’s review is one of the first to really detail these matters in a more in-depth fashion, and we certainly hope that it won’t be the last. There is much to gain from having a better understanding of one’s anatomy and its multitude of purposes, in terms of both physical health and sexual experience. The more we know, the more we will be able to address these functions and understand them for what they are. And who doesn’t want that?
The internet is rife with information, but some of it is less than informative. Some of it is very vague or poorly-written, but there are some sources (like the Aneros community forum) that have a higher caliber of content to help you better understand what the prostate does, how to safely stimulate it and why you should give it a try.
Prostate-induced orgasms are frequently more intense than orgasms achieved via penile stimulation alone. For many men this is the only way that they can experience “super orgasms,” which are more powerful and pleasurable, as well as more full-bodied, than traditional orgasms. This is also one of the few ways that a man can achieve dry orgasms and multiple orgasms, though it does require a bit of patience and practice to get the method down just right.
We hope that in the future there will be further studies conducted on the prostate, its role in the body and how it relates to the human capacity for sexual pleasure. Perhaps future research will include brain scans and other tests to quantify and better understand what happens in the brain and the rest of the body when orgasm is achieved with prostate stimulation.