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How to use a prostate massager

You may have probably learnt of the incredible health benefits of a prostate massage. So, if you are wondering how to use a prostate massager to enhance your sexual health or for pleasure, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about the use of a prostate massager.


  • When using a prostate massager for the first time, always ensure to begin with the type of the massager designed for the beginners.
  • Apply plenty of lubricant around the anus to help relax the muscles in the rectum. Then slowly insert the prostate massager.
  • Once the prostate massager is completely inserted, look for a circular lump about 4 inches into the rectum, up near the base of the penis to locate the prostate. 
  • Gently massage the prostate in a clockwise or back-and-forth movement, with mild pressure for 7-10 seconds using a prostate massager until orgasm or ejaculation is achieved. 
  • Prostate massager enables more potent ejaculations, orgasms, and firmer erections.

Where is the prostate located in the body?

How to use a prostate massager
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The prostate is a tiny gland between the rectum and the base of the penis that is roughly the size of a golf ball. Its primary function is to produce the fluid, known as semen, which aids in sperm movement and survival.

The Prostate is vital in men’s overall sexual health and functions. Research shows that stimulating the prostate either with a finger or prostate massager can give pleasurable prostate orgasms as well as reduce symptoms of some medical conditions, such as urinary tract obstruction, erectile dysfunction and prostatitis. 

Is the use of prostate massagers common?

In recent years, the sale of prostate massagers have increased by 56% as most straight men are becoming aware of the intense orgasm one can experience from the use of it. 

Some specialists refer to the prostate as the male G-spot or the P-spot.

Interestingly, a prostate massager is a device designed to fit the anal canal to stimulate the prostate either internally or externally. Some models of this device vibrate while others do not. 

They are curved to naturally point at the prostate itself. They can deliver sensations by stroking, pushing, or vibrating.

4 Health Benefits of a Prostate Massage

You can attain some sexual health benefits from using a prostate massager; though the majority of the benefits of prostate massage are informal and not well backed by scientific research. Some of the benefits reported include:

1. Erection Issues

Reports have been established that using prostate massager over time can help increase the erection strength and ejaculation process for men that are struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED). 

2. Increased blood flow and circulation to the prostate

Using a prostate massager therapy can unclog prostate ducts that are clogged with prostatic fluid, which in turn increases blood flow throughout the body as well as sustains penile erection.

3. Potential relief from prostate-related health issues

Men suffering from Prostatitis (prostate inflammation) can be relieved from symptoms such as pain during urinating and discomfort in the groin and pelvis area by having a prostate massage. 

4. Enhanced sexual pleasure and orgasmic experiences

Prostate massage is one of the ways one can achieve intense orgasm during sexual activity, especially since it stimulates a network of nerves known as the prostatic plexus (the “male G spot“), which is triggered during an orgasm.


Precautions for individuals with prostate conditions or medical concerns

It is highly recommended to seek trained healthcare professionals for optimal care as prostate massages are inappropriate for certain individuals, such as:

Individuals with acute bacterial prostatitis: Prostate massage exacerbates inflammation and raises the risk of the germs spreading to the urethra, further urinary tract regions, and the blood vessels.

If you have hemorrhoids or fissures: The risk of infection and bleeding are both increased by prostate massage. If you are attempting a mechanical prostate massage, be certain you comprehend how to utilize it effectively or seek advice from a medical practitioner.

Individuals who have prostate cancer or who are susceptible to it: Tumor cells may fragment during a prostate massage and disperse to surrounding tissues. According to research, getting a prostate massage prior to some prostate cancer screening tests may boost the test’s sensitivity, increasing the likelihood that cancer will be found. 

Nonetheless, it is not recommended to perform a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test immediately following a prostate massage since this could result in false-positive findings.

Hygiene and cleanliness tips before using a prostate massager

Most people find prostate massage to be an enjoyable sexual activity; either by themselves or with a companion using a prostate massager or their fingers.

To avoid harm or discomfort whenever engaging in prostate massage, ensure to follow these steps:

  • Cut your fingernails: trimming your fingernail helps to avoid nicks and scratches, cuts, or tears to the rectum or prostate.
  • Carefully wash and dry your hands.
  • Use sufficient silicone or water-based lubricant (preferably fragrance-free).
  • Wear latex gloves for further protection.
  • Lightly douche the rectum to eliminate any fecal debris.

Gradual insertion and finding the right angle

Prostate massagers are available in various sizes and styles for experience of any level. To engage in any activity of your choice, always ensure to begin with a variety of the massager designed for the beginners. 

Some discomfort may be experienced at first; however, it should not be painful. If you experience pain, pause and apply water-based lubricant or decrease the intensity of the activity. 

  • There is a need to use body-safe products made for prostate play and ensure to use condoms if the product is shared.
  • Apply plenty of lubricant around the anus: this will help in massaging the rectum and the perineum to relax the muscles. Then slowly insert the prostate massager.
  • Once the prostate massager is completely inserted, look for a circular lump about 4 inches into the rectum, up near the base of the penis. Locating the prostate is the main goal.
  • Gently massage the prostate in a clockwise or back-and-forth movement. You may also use mild pressure for seven to ten seconds using prostate massager until orgasm or ejaculation is achieved. Prostate massager enables more potent ejaculations, orgasms, and firmer erections.
  • After your session, clean, sanitize, and put the massager away in a secure location. It is wise to replace your prostate massager whenever it sustains damage or starts to show symptoms of wear. You ought to set higher criteria for the things you put inside of you.

There are three main risks you should be aware of when using prostate massager:

  • Getting stuck: ensure your prostate massager has a flared base when using a hands-free or remote control device to prevent it from getting stuck.
  • It is not kept clean: A dirty toy may transmit bacteria and viruses from person to person. Even if you’re the only user, failing to clean your toy after each use invites germs.
  • Damaged prostate massager: The sharp edges and fissures produced by damaged materials can pinch, tear, and even cut your rectal wall, despite the fact that a fracture in silicone or jelly may look insignificant. Your top priority should be to prevent going through that experience.

Cleaning and sterilization guidelines for maintaining hygiene

How to clean a prostate massager
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Proper cleaning of your prostate massagers is crucial for the reason that they frequently come into contact with bodily fluids.

Your prostate massager can be surface cleaned with liquid soap and water, then dried by air. In some instances, it is preferable to properly disinfect your toys by boiling and bleaching them.


Prostate massage may be beneficial in some medical circumstances and with some health disorders, such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract obstruction, and prostatitis. 

Prostate massagers are designed in such a way to stimulate the prostate gland and these massagers vibrate in a variety of ways or can be moved around to physically stimulate the interior organs. 

Whether for therapeutic or sexual reasons, some men decide to massage their own prostates. However, if you massage your prostate too vigorously, you run the risk of hurting yourself. It shouldn’t hurt at all. 

It’s advisable to obtain information from your healthcare professionals because they are trained in the right procedure.


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Catherine Umenze

Catherine Umenze is a South Africa-based freelance health writer and researcher with an exemplary skill in content editing. Her passion lies in making complex health information easier to understand. Catherine's areas of expertise include psychology, fitness, nutrition and sexual health.

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