What is the Prostate Gland?
The prostate gland is located directly below a male’s bladder. This walnut-shaped gland is small at a male’s birth, but grows significantly during puberty, and enlarges even more as he ages. The prostate is composed of smooth muscle fibers and glandular tissue and is vital to the strength of a man’s sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate contributes fluid to the final composition of semen (these secretions comprise 30% of a male’s ejaculate). The prostate’s secretion is a milky alkaline substance crucial for the sperm’s survival outside of the male body. The alkalinity of the secretion counteracts the acidity of the vaginal canal; resulting pH levels create a suitable environment for the sperm to fertilize a female’s egg.
Prostate massage and prostate “milking” may lead to a unique version of orgasm. However, the needed route to reach the prostate is the anus, and for…
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