The Connection Between Prostate Health and Sexual Pleasure

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The Connection Between Prostate Health and Sexual Pleasure

It’s safe to say that every type of surgery comes with its own set of possible side effects and risks. However, when it comes to prostate surgery, any error or adverse reaction could have dire consequences when it comes to fertility and sexual health.

Though the primary function of the prostate is that it produces some of the seminal fluid that transports sperm, that is not all it does.

The prostate contains nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that not only help push semen through the urethra during ejaculation but are also a critical part of getting and maintaining an erection.

The nerves and blood vessels that run along each side of the prostate are called the neurovascular bundle. The neurovascular bundle also plays an important role in controlling urine flow, and as a result, it can help protect against urinary tract infections.

Of course, the prostate is of significant importance in order to have a healthy functioning reproductive system, bladder, urinary tract, and so forth. But it’s also a very important part of a healthy and enjoyable sex life.

Given the many nerve endings in the prostate, the prostate is a rather sensitive area- a sensitivity that greatly lends itself to increased sexual satisfaction.

Due to its sensitivity, this area of the male body can be a sexual pleasure center, commonly referred to as the “G-spot.”

The G-spot, the sensitivity of the prostate, and its role in sexual pleasure have, in recent years, led to the sale of sexual aids such as prostate massagers. Sales of which, have been on the rise.

According to data from the pleasure product company HealthyAndActive, prostate massager sales have increased by 56% over the past five years, particularly among straight men over the age of 45.

However, when it comes to treating benign prostate hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, some of the treatment methods available come with an increased risk of damaging this sensitive area of the male sex organs.

This potential nerve damage can greatly reduce the sensitivity of the prostate, as well as deter it from functioning properly.

Therefore, in order to protect the functionality of the prostate, it’s important to consider all of the treatment methods available for BPH, as some procedures come with higher risks of adverse effects than others.

In our next article, we will look at the possible adverse effects associated with one of the most common prostate surgeries transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and compare them to the risks of a non-invasive procedure like prostate artery embolization.

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