You can help keep your prostate healthy, by exercising it, just like you would any other part of your body. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need some tender loving care! The best way to do this, is to use Kegel exercises. Women use Kegel exercises to train their vaginal and PC (pubococcygeus) muscles and keep them tight. Both sexes have PC muscles, which run between the pubic bone and the coccyx. They’re responsible for controlling our urine flow, and they contract during orgasm, so the tighter and healthier we keep them, the more intense our orgasms, and the healthier our urinary system – so it’s win-win. For men, Kegel exercises can also reduce prostate pain, and swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, as well as helping to alleviate erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
How to do Kegel exercises:
1. Use Your PC Muscles
Start by locating your PC muscles, which you can do when urinating. When your flow begins, try to stop it completely. The muscle that you feel tightening is the PC muscle. If you still can’t find it, then try inserting a lubricated finger into your anus and squeezing your finger. If you’re able to do this then you’ve found your PC muscle. Now, contract, squeeze and hold the muscle lightly for five seconds. Then release the muscle fully for another five seconds. Repeat ten times for three repetitions. Kegel exercises can be done anytime, anywhere and require no special equipment.
2. Use a Prostate Massager
You can try a prostate massager to work out your PC muscles, as it gives your body something to squeeze, so you can feel your muscles working (buy one here). Also, this is great for those having problems finding their PC muscles. Insert the device as instructed by the manufacturer’s notes, then start by squeezing the device and holding for five seconds, before releasing for five seconds. You can also mix it up with ten quick squeezes. Repeat ten times for three repetitions.
By exercising your prostate regularly, you’ll make it stronger and healthier and less prone to cancer. And with all the other health benefits that come with exercising your prostate, there’s absolutely no reason not to make this part of your daily or weekly routine.