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Prostating the Obvious: Prostate 101

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Guys – are you getting the maximum oomph out of your sex life? If not,
you may be missing out on the joys of a hidden part of your anatomy -
your p-spot.

  The Straight Talk Express

Okay – we’re talking to the men here. So listen up, guys.

What would you say if we told you that you have a Very Special Love Button – a button so special, that with just a bit of manipulation, you could experience some of the most prodigiously provocative orgasms of your entire life?

Would you be interested in something like that?

Forgive the Billy Mays-like infomercial introduction, but sometimes a smidgen of hyperbole is necessary. Fortunately, there’s very little hyperbole either. Also, we’re not trying to sell you any OxiClean, Orange Clean, or Kaboom Pro Wipes. This ain’t QVC, buddy – what we’re selling here is something you’ve already got.

As you’ve already wiggle-clicked your way to this article, you should already have at least an inkling of what we’re going to be talking about. But before we go any further, it’s time to come face to face with what for some people might be a hard truth. You, my male friends, have anuses. Gay, hetero, trans – it doesn’t matter – if you were born with a penis, you still have an anus…and just inside your anus rests a magical little adjunct called the prostate. You know, that thing your doctor’s so gung-ho about inspecting with a latexed digit every time you go in for a check-up.

Now it’s time for the next hard truth – and I’m talking specifically to you, hetero dudes of the intertubes. Putting something in your butt does not make you gay. You’re either born gay, or you’re not. ‘The gay’ is not like a mold spore or an errant Frisbee – you can’t catch it. Well, not unless you should happen to find a gay man hurtling from the sky, in which case you should totally catch him, assuming there’s no safety net in place.

Stimulating your prostate, regardless of the means employed, is not going to change your orientation. And the degree of your masculinity, machismo, or manly-manliness is not going to be altered or compromised in any way by enjoying sexual pleasure anally. You’re not going to turn into a girl; and you won’t be calling Rudy Giuliani for dress tips. (Well, maybe you will…rumor has it Rudy knows a good hemline when he sees it.)

Besides. A real man isn’t embarrassed by just being himself. A real man isn’t embarrassed or ashamed of anything. Well, except for his mother calling him by his childhood nickname (Pee-Pants) in front of his crush du jour.

Anyway, there’s nothing morally, socially, or psychologically Byzantine about this. You don’t have to study Foucault, Judith Butler, or Jacques Derrida. (You can if you like, but you don’t have to.) If it feels good, and you like feeling good, then go for it.

So are we, ahem, straight on that?

Good. Let’s move on then!

  X Marks the P-Spot

The prostate is the secret weapon of the anatomically male sexual arsenal. It’s so secret in fact that most men have absolutely no idea what its function is. (Let’s be honest here – when it comes to men, most of them have a sadly demented Don’t Ask Don’t Tell approach to what’s going on past the quavering pooch of their anuses.)

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland located smack-dab between the penis and the rectum, right at the base of the bladder. And if you’ve ever had an orgasm, you’ve felt its sheer majesty, as it serves a multitude of sexual functions:

1. It secretes a fluid which lubricates the urethra (the passage that carries urine and semen) and protects sperm as it exits

2. It produces between 10-30% of seminal fluid; or, to put it in layman’s terms, it busts up your nut

3. It helps shoot forth the sacred nut (a.k.a. money shot, a.k.a. duckbutter), thanks to smooth muscle tissue which serves as a sort of seminal slingshot

Some call it the P-spot, or the male G-spot. Some call it the space cowboy, or the gangster of love. You can call it anything you like, so long as you call it. The more dialing you do, the more you’ll have to say afterward. But that’s just the tip of this Titanic-sized iceberg. Yeah; it’s straight ahead – but it won’t sink your boat – it’ll milk it.

  Got Milk?

As we discussed earlier, the prostate, whether you’re manipulating it or not, is already a crucial component to the male orgasm. But when you actually get in there and fiddle around with it yourself (or get your partner to!), you’ll be opening up a brave new world of orgasmic nirvana. This is the real milk of human kindness.

This, not philosophy, is “adversity’s sweet milk,” as Shakespeare had originally intended in Romeo and Juliet (Act III, Scene 3) – until his BFF Tybalt changed it.

And don’t let the name fool you – prostate massage isn’t as scary as it sounds. Maybe it’s partially because the prostate hasn’t yet taken its place on the mainstream pedestal of sex organs we have a greater appreciation and affection for. Take the penis – it’s got thousands of different terms. Same goes for the vagina. But the prostate…just the word itself sounds all…you know – clinical.

So let’s, at least for a moment, refer to it as the P-spot. Like the female G-spot, the prostate can provide the most intensely rewarding sexual responses imaginable. Also like the G-spot, prostate play by itself may or may not lead directly to climax. And even if it doesn’t lead unequivocally to orgasm, it’s still going to give you a white-knuckled joyride. Like cheese, it’s something that lends itself to as many pairings as there are stars.

And in case you didn’t know it already, there are at least as many stars as there are newfangled ways for you to get your nut off.

And as for getting to your P-spot nut-job, it’s easier than, well, pee!

  The Finger Method

Let’s start simple.

1. Get all comfy-like, in a reclined position as comfortable as you can find. Relaxation is crucial to prostate massage, as the anus is a stress-sensitive muscle. Depending on your build, you might have to shift around a bit if using your finger – or if using a partner’s finger!

2. Get your jerk on! Or, get on whatever delight your partner’s got in mind – a lick, a stroke, etc. Not to climax, mind you; but at least enough to percolate yourself into a state of sexually high dudgeon. Keep in mind that prostate play, while exceedingly pleasurable, does not on its own necessarily lead to an erection. So if you’re looking to take this show to its final act, then manual manipulation is required.

3. Lube up. That means lube your finger(s) – or your partner’s; your anus, and possibly even your penis and perineum, if so inclined. It’s far better a thing to have too much lube than too little.

4. Relax. The anus is a stress-sensitive organ; only when you’re relaxed will it fully comply with your wishes.

5. As your anus relaxes, slowly insert your or your partner’s finger. Go slowly – there’s no rush here. Now, don’t be alarmed if you suddenly feel like you’re about to lose control of your bowels – this is a perfectly normal response at first. Just make sure that you’ve had a bowel movement within the last 12 hours or so, and you should be fine.

6. Crook your (or your partner’s) finger downward in a ‘come-hither’ gesture. An inch or two inside your anus, you should locate your prostate. It’s a small, walnut-shaped gland near the front wall of your anus. You’ll probably know when you’ve found it, as you’ll be feeling mighty good by then.

7. Experiment with different levels of touch with your finger against your prostate. You can work it back and forth in moderate circles, or press firmly (yet gently!) against it without rubbing. As with just about everything else, every single person is different – so explore, experiment, indulge – it’s your party; you get to set the rhythm here.

8. Put two and two together. While continuing to manipulate your prostate, begin touching your penis again. At this point, you have now entered the sexual cat-and-mouse game of How Much Can You Take Before Coming. Or, you can take the cat-and-mouse game further, going hands-free on your penis until you ejaculate from the prostate stimulation alone.

9. Do something equally nice for your partner. Or, if you’re alone, take a nap. You’ve earned it.

  The Lubrication Concatenation

Please note: the anus, on BOTH male and female-bodied homo sapiens, is a non-naturally lubricating orifice. That means it doesn’t produce any lubrication. That means any unlubricated penetration is going to create friction. THAT means you’re taking a wholly unnecessary risk of causing anal fissures. And THAT means you’re not going to feel very good about it. And you don’t want to be one of those guys rolling up in the E.R. with an anal tear. That’s the antithesis of a fun date.

So – when we say lubricate both your finger AND your anus, we mean LUBRICATE THE HELL OUT OF THEM. Lubricate them until you’re more slicked-up than a mudslide at Woodstock. Give ‘em more oil than Dorothy gave the Tin Man. Seriously. This is supposed to be fun. So take this one little preventative measure, okay?

Also, we have to warn you against using any anal numbing products. Anal play is supposed to feel good. Numbing yourself not only takes away pleasure; it keeps you from knowing if you’ve done something wrong and caused any sort of injury. If for any reason you’re feeling pain, you should stop immediate and reassess conditions. Anal numbing products are NOT safe. (EdenFantasys does not sell anal numbing products.)

Additionally, we heartily recommend the use of gloves for anal play. Gloves serve as a safer sex barrier – but just as importantly, they protect the anus and rectum from such pesky things as fingernails and torn cuticles. They may look insignificantly tiny, but one little half-hangnail can cause a great deal of discomfort.

  The Mr. Clean Jitters

There’s a lot of talk about cleanliness down below. However, enemas are not necessary before engaging in any sort of anal-related play. An enema is a deep-cleaning procedure, meant to completely evacuate your bowels. An anal douche on the other hand is more tuned to simply cleaning out your rectum. And, as all the pertinent action will be taking place in and around the rectum, an anal douche is all you’ll really need – assuming that you feel the need to tidy up a bit anyway. (Which in many cases is not necessary.)

An anal douche is a simple procedure:

- Get yourself an enema at the store, such as the ever-present Fleet brand. Empty it out once you get it home – a douching is a flushing, not a chemically-based cleansing. If you’re going to be doing this on a regular basis, you might want to get an anal syringe or anal bulb – if so, we recommend this one.

- Refill with warm water. NOT hot water; not even the temperature at which you wash your hands – we’re talking about some pretty sensitive tissue in there – there’s no need to scald it, right? That’s what we thought.

- Flush lower portion of anus; rinse.

And the last step? Go get your P-spot on. Just get it on!

In Part Two of this article, we'll get into more advanced forms of prostate play - including how to introduce your p-spot to the best friends it never knew it had - toys!


Contributor: james1