Naturally, every man knows prostate health is important. However, the need to take care of one’s prostate and develop a better understanding of how to care for it tends to take a back seat to other serious issues like heart health or overall fitness. But there’s no time like the present to change that, and it’s never too early to start thinking about prostate health.
September is Prostate Awareness Month, so this month is an ideal opportunity to implement a better understanding of how this often-overlooked body part of your body functions. Here’s a closer look at how you can do exactly that.
What Are the Benefits of Prostate Awareness?
Although everyone understands the importance of sexual health and whole-body health, in general, the average man doesn’t usually think much about his prostate unless he’s having problems. However, there are definitely benefits to doing otherwise.
Better ongoing sexual health
Implementing changes to your prostate care routine (including keeping up with regularly scheduled checkups and recommended screenings) is one of the best possible things you can do for your ongoing sexual health. Among other things, it increases the likelihood that any cancers or issues will be detected early.
Better sex life
Upbringing, social norms, and a lack of awareness often mean many men have never discovered the unique brand of pleasure prostate stimulation can bring to the table. However, taking the time to embrace the possibilities can drastically improve your sex life, both solo and otherwise.
Making the Most of Prostate Awareness Month
Taking the time to understand your prostate better can be an important step toward establishing a better relationship with yourself and your body. That, in turn, facilitates additional benefits like stronger relationships and a healthier future as you age. Here are some ideas to try this September, in honor of Prostate Awareness Month.
Schedule a screening
Prostate cancer is actually the second most common cancer in America, so regular screenings are crucial, especially if you’re at risk. So, if you’re over the age of 45 and have either never had a screening or know you’re overdue, this is a great time to schedule one and get back on track.
Even if it’s not quite time for you to be going in for regular screenings, it’s never too early to start a dialogue with your doctor about your prostate and ongoing sexual health.
Explore prostate stimulation
They don’t call the prostate the male G-spot for nothing. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland responsible for creating a nourishing, hospitable liquid environment for sperm. However, it’s also incredibly nerve-rich and capable of treating a man to incredible pleasure and intense orgasms when stimulated.
Like the female G-spot, the prostate (or P-spot) can take some practice as far as locating and stimulating it correctly. However, it’s easiest to access through the rectum, especially with the help of a prostate toy designed especially for the purpose.
If you’re new to prostate stimulation, feel free to start the exploration process on your own to establish a sense of comfort with the idea. You can practice stimulating yourself with just your fingers, but don’t sleep on the idea of a small toy like a prostate probe or a small prostate vibrator. They can truly work wonders.
Talk to your partner
If you’re currently in a relationship and looking to develop a better understanding of your prostate – especially in the pleasure department – consider inviting your partner to be part of your journey. Let them know what you’re hoping to accomplish and say you’d like to open a dialogue about including prostate play in your routine as a couple moving forward.
If you’ve been experimenting on your own, talk to your partner about what the experience taught you. What did you like most about the sensations involved? Which techniques were successful, and which weren’t?
Then talk more together about stimulation techniques you’d like to try together. Listen to your partner’s feedback, consider any suggestions they have, and move forward from there.
Prostate Awareness Month is all about going from not knowing much about your prostate or thinking about it to embracing it as an important part of your sexual routine and ongoing sexual health regimen. So, don’t be afraid to explore additional options that feel right and make sense to you.
Keep experimenting with stimulation techniques. Talk to your doctor about your prostate and discuss potential ways to safeguard your sexual health as you age. And definitely do more research on your own, as well, as there are lots of different ways to continue your journey beyond the basics.
At the end of the day, a healthy sex life and relationship with your body is about more than just pleasure. It’s also about establishing a deeper sense of well-being, more confidence, and better self-awareness overall, and your prostate is as good a place to start as any.