A magical little organ
The prostate is a walnut-sized male organ found between the ass and the testicles. It produces semen’s milky fluid which protects the sperm as they battle their way through the harsh environment of the vagina. The prostate’s muscles also provide the initial thrust that gives semen the ability to fly so gracefully through the air.
In short, the prostate is a magical little organ – but one prone to cancer.
Every year, ‘Movember’ inspires over a million men to grow silly moustaches to help raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Thanks to these efforts, we are now treated to such headlines as:
‘Movember moustaches may help find new prostate cancer tests’,
‘Walnuts slow prostate cancer in mice’,
‘The hot wire that can burn away men’s prostate problems’ and
‘Can't pee straight? Now there's a device which improves men's aim AND helps detect prostate cancer and diabetes’.
A case for male promiscuity?
‘Is sleeping around good for you?’ is currently one of the more popular prostate-related headlines thanks to its direct appeal to standard male fantasy.
“The study of more than 3,000 men found those who had slept with more than 20 women during their lifetime slashed their risk of all types of prostate cancer by 28%, and for aggressive forms by 19% […] Celibacy, on the other hand, doubles the risk of a disease.”
Previous studies already suggested regular sex and masturbation could help prevent prostate cancer by either flushing out cancer-causing chemicals or reducing “calcifications in the gland”.
But this is the “first study to suggest the number of female partners is what matters, rather than the amount of sex.”
Public health officials are not yet calling on males to embrace their slutty tendencies until further research is completed.
‘Sit or stand: How should men pee?’ is another hot prostate topic.
“In 2012, Viggo Hansen, a substitute member of the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden, made global headlines when he proposed a motion requiring men on the council to sit while urinating when using the office restrooms. Hansen argued that sitting would leave the toilets much cleaner, and also claimed that sitting reduces the risk of prostate cancer and endows men with a more robust sex life.”
Hansen was certainly correct about sitting producing less of a splatter zone. But his other claims remain unfounded, according to recent research covering all “urodynamic parameters”.
Sorry, ladies: “There doesn't appear to be any direct health-related reason for healthy men to pee sitting down.”
The male G-spot!
“There's more to the prostate gland than cancer, as growing numbers of men are discovering, regardless of their sexual orientation,” according to ‘How the prostate gland came out of the closet’
The prostate can provide year-round pleasure – “mind blowing, leg-shaking, eye-rolling, neighbour-panicking pleasure.”
Prostate play is currently becoming mainstream and less specifically “gay” as more straight men are buying prostate massagers and books with such titles as The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure.
Even Harvard University is jumping on the bandwagon by offering a seminar titled ‘What’s What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101’, where one can learn "anal anatomy and the potential for pleasure for all genders!"
In other words, you don’t have to wear a moustache to enjoy your prostate.
Did you grow a moustache this month? Or do you, like most Indian men, support the prostate year-round by wearing a moustache year-round? Leave a comment below or join the discussion on Facebook.