The stimulation of the prostate gland in men can be medical or sexual in nature. A prostate massage is an important tool for detecting cancer, or it can be used sexually to spice up a male orgasm. In animals, the stimulation of this gland has to do with breeding methods.
What is the Prostate?
According to The Mayo Clinic, the prostate gland is found beneath the bladder in males. It is responsible for producing semen, the milky-white fluid released during ejaculation.
Prostate massage is the stimulation of this gland, using the hands or an apparatus designed to reach the gland. In humans, the prostate can be massaged for medical or sexual purposes. In animal husbandry, the prostate is massaged to encourage ejaculation.
Digital Rectal Exam
A doctor may administer a digital rectal exam to examine the prostate. According to the National Institute of Health, the doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and stimulates the prostate with his hand. The doctor’s exam is checks for nodules on the gland or enlargement, which can be signs of prostate cancer.
Sexual Prostate Massage
Prostate massage is thought to increase ejaculation and make sexual orgasms more pleasurable. Some individuals massage the prostate during intercourse to increase sexual pleasure. This sexual play may be undertaken with a finger, or with a toy that has been specially designed to stimulate the prostate during intercourse.
Prostate Massage and Animal Husbandry
According to Health-infonet.com, the prostate of animals can be massaged through a process known as electroejaculation. This process is used to collect semen from male animals, either to measure virility or to inseminate females of the species.