The Benefits of Male Masturbation and Anal Massage.

Sex toys have long been considered solely for the use of women and still are by some people, but more men are coming to realise the benefits to their own sexual health. The improved design, shape and quality of male sex toys has led to a wealth of products now being available online at

Studies conducted at Indiana University (USA) in 2009 found that 45% of men aged between 18-65 years had used a vibrator and that vibrator use is associated with improved sexual function. The men who used sex toys were more likely to participate in sexual health-promoting behaviours such as testicular examinations. They also scored themselves highly on satisfaction levels of erectile dysfunction, intercourse satisfaction, orgasmic function and sexual desire.

Prostate Massage

Stimulation of the prostate can offer a number of health and pleasure giving benefits. The prostate, described by some as the male equivalent of a woman’s G-spot, is a walnut-sized semen storage gland located at the base of the penis, just below the bladder. It can be stimulated both externally through pressure against the perineum and internally through the rectum. Anal stimulation is more direct, intense and produces better results.When ignored, semen can build up within the prostate, creating stagnation and bacterial growth which can cause swelling and inflammation (prostatitis). An enlarged prostate can cause urinary and erectile problems, both distressing and uncomfortable, disrupting sleep and sexual function.

Benefits of Prostate Massage

Regular prostate massage can relax tension and stress in the muscles and nerve endings in the prostate area.               When the prostate is massaged, a man can experience extremely powerful, long-lasting, often multiple orgasms, and intense ejaculation. A prostate orgasm also flushes out any stagnant prostate fluid which can cause swelling of the prostate, thus avoiding the need for surgery.Regular prostate massage can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer and genital pain by improving blood circulation and cleansing the prostate.In addition, prostate massage can ease the symptoms of haemorrhoids and anal fissures.Prostate massage can be performed by inserting a finger into the rectum facing upwards towards the stomach. This position can be awkward to maintain, so many men use prostate massagers in order to stimulate the prostate gland comfortably, either by themselves or with their partner.Some prostate massagers vibrate with varying speeds which change the intensity of the stimulation felt through the prostate. Other massagers require manual manipulation.Use of a good lubricant is important to make the massage feel comfortable and more pleasurable. 

Prostate Massagers

Prostate massagers come in many designs with differing functions. They are available in silicone, which is skin safe and gentler on the delicate skin of the genital area, glass or even metal which can be cooled or warmed up. Some prostate massagers can be used manually and others vibrate, creating different sexual sensations.Anal beads consist of several small balls attached together in series, which are inserted and then removed with varying speeds depending on the effect desired – usually to enhance orgasm.Anal vibrators are designed to stimulate this nerve-rich area. By increasing or decreasing the intensity of the vibrations, a man can control the depth of sexual sensation he wants to feel. Some vibrating anal toys also have different vibration patterns which change the waves of vibrations. As with all anal toys, a ridge on the toy should be present to stop the toy from disappearing inside.Anal plugs can be made from metal, glass or silicone and many people love the full feeling they promote. Anal plugs are designed to be very stimulating, particularly in conjunction with oral sex or lovemaking. Some use them as a way of preparing the anus for full anal sex.As with any male sex toy, a good quality lubricant will make their use more pleasurable. Choose a high quality sex toy, made from a skin safe material such as silicone, which should be easy to clean and non-porous. Rubber and latex products can be difficult to clean and can absorb bacteria. 

Benefits of Masturbation

Male masturbation has many benefits and is rarely damaging to health, unless practised to extreme levels or with force. The use of some male sex toys can prevent over-masturbation.It can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. In 2008 an Australian study found that men aged 20-50 years who masturbated more than 5 times each week were 33% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Carcinogens are flushed out from the prostate gland during ejaculation, reducing a build-up of seminal fluid.It reduces stress and tension. When we engage in any form of sexual pleasure, we produce dopamine, a hormone that makes us feel good and endorphins which give us a sense of well-being. Both have an impact upon our blood pressure by lowering it.Masturbation is hassle-free. There is no performance anxiety involved which can impact upon our sex lives.It is safe. There is no risk of contracting sexual diseases or infections such as HIV, syphilis or gonorrhoea.It can improve sexual relationships. Masturbation can help when one partner requires more sex than the other person. It can also help couples to open up to each other and show each other the most pleasurable ways of satisfying them sexually.It can aid premature ejaculation by helping the man to become aware of what he is feeling and concentrate on increasing the pleasure for longer.It can improve self-awareness and sexual satisfaction. People who masturbate are more likely to have better sexual health because they are aware of how their body feels and notice when something is not right. They are more likely to seek medical help and advice than people who do not masturbate.Male masturbation may be the only way some men are able to reach orgasm de to physical disability, medication or following surgical intervention. 

Male Masturbators

Using a male masturbator can provide intense pleasure for a man. Many masturbators have different patterned internal sleeves which can change the intensity of pleasure and some vibrate, offering waves of orgasmic pleasure.A male masturbator can help men who suffer from manual dexterity problems or have a partner who is unable to masturbate them manually.Many masturbators are waterproof, made from skin safe materials and some are rechargeable, thus avoiding batteries dying at that crucial moment.  

Vibrating Toys For Men

There are several vibrating sex toys for men available on the market, many of which produce intense sexual pleasure and powerful orgasms.Many vibrators allow a man to place his penis partially or fully inside the toy and by increasing the intensity of vibrations, achieve the level of sexual pleasure he is seeking. Some toys offer differing sensations by the way in which they vibrate or rotate.These sex toys can help when there is a decrease in nerve sensation caused by physical injury, disease or side effects from medication.


Whatever your sexual need or desire, there are many benefits to sex toys beyond pleasure.