Apparently it’s quite difficult to encapsulate the ecstasy that ensues from a professional prostate massage, so we deferred to an expert to explain: sex toy inventor Adam Lewis.
“Unlike the rest of the body, like the gland of your penis which is constantly touched and brushed against and stimulated—either accidentally or on purpose—the prostate doesn’t,” says Lewis. “It is unstimulated with all these nerve endings, so if you do make physical contact, it’s quite raw… and it’s very sensitive to touch and pressure.”
One reddit user on r/AskMen was slightly more descriptive in his recollection of his prostate massage experience:
“When I could finally breathe again, I couldn't make my mind think. I just stared at the ceiling, panting and moaning, until I caught my breath… I was dizzy and had difficulty just sitting and standing for a while, but there was a grin affixed to my face that didn't leave all day. My mind was as wobbly as my legs, but it eventually cleared.”
Can a Prostate Massage Give You an Orgasm?
Achieving a prostate orgasm or a “progasm” isn’t as simple as rubbing one out the old fashioned way. Clinical research on progasms is sparse, so it will take practice and patience (up to 15 minutes) to determine what feels good.
A progasm may result in ejaculation, other times it can be dry. Everybody is different. Either way, progasms are said to feel more intense than penile orgasms. This raises a common question: Is it mandatory to go inside the back door?
It’s possible to stimulate the prostate externally by applying pressure to the perineum or “taint.” However, this might not produce the same sensation as anal penetration. It’s kind of like getting an over-the-pants handjob instead of a blowjob.
No Shame In the Progasm Game
Sexologist Carol Queen points out that “our culture tends to conflate anal play and prostate pleasure with gay and bi men,” but the reality is that straight men are leading what sex toy marketers are calling “a bona fide run on the anal bank.”
Whether the popularity of prostate play is due to the tearing down of taboos or pure pleasure, one thing is certain: If it feels good, a dude’s gonna do it.