Outside of its presumed health benefits, prostate massage is considered a pleasurable sexual practice by some men. To prevent injury or discomfort, it is advisable that:
- Fingernails should be trimmed and filed to prevent scratches, cuts, or tears to the rectum or prostate.
- Hands should be washed and dried thoroughly prior to performing prostate massage.
- Generous amounts of silicone or water-based lubricant (ideally non-fragranced) can also help prevent rectal damage or discomfort.
- Latex or nitrile gloves can provide added protection.
- Before receiving a rectal massage, a light douching can remove fecal matter from the rectum.
How to Do a Prostate Massage
If performing prostate massage for sexual purposes, it often helps to achieve a state of arousal first. Doing so moves the gland into a slightly upward and backward position as the penis becomes erect. At that point:
- Apply lube liberally around the anus.
- Insert an index finger slowly to the first knuckle and start masturbating.
- Pull the finger out and re-apply lube.
- As you continue to masturbate, replace your finger back into the anus, this time to the second knuckle.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the third knuckle.
- Once the finger is fully inserted, search for a rounded lump roughly 4 inches inside the rectum and up towards the root of the penis. This is the prostate.
- Gently massage the prostate in a circular or back-and-forth motion using the pad of a finger. You can also apply gentle pressure for seven to 10 seconds, again with the pad of a finger rather than the tip.