The Elephant in the Underpants
There are many things men simply refuse to talk about, the number one taboo topic is the prostate. Since I am not a sex therapist I do not delve into relationship issues – but stick strictly to the physiology of the male sex organs and related issues like dysfunction, stamina, orgasm, ejaculation, overall performance and the smallest most troublesome gland: The Prostate
During the past week I heard two tales of men who both had prostate cancer. One man died and the other had his prostate removed completely – and survived to tell the tale. I asked the person who told me about the man who died:
“How in this day and age can a man still die of prostate cancer?”
“He simply thought was he above such things, so never said a word about any problems - until his symptoms could no longer be ignored and by then it was way too late and he died within a matter of months!”
Some Men Would Rather Die Than Talk About Their Sex Organ - A Few Stories:
I work with men on a daily basis and hear some horror stories about things men go through. In November 2017 I received a Face Book message from a man requesting help with erectile dysfunction. I asked him to e-mail me all the details he thought were relevant to his condition. Among other things his e-mail said he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer some 17 years ago and had both his testicles removed. With both testicles gone; how was testosterone still being provided for him to have a sexual drive or for that matter get hard? Did the doctor who performed the removal of his testicles think it was not worth mentioning to him that he would no longer be producing testosterone and he would suffer from erectile dysfunction?
Just lately I have worked with four different men who were left completely impotent after prostatectomy. Sometimes when I work with erectile dysfunction I can feel there is no life in the sex organ. Usually with a simple, yet specific, circulation massage one can tell if the sex organ is responsive or not.
But with each of these men there was just no reaction whatsoever.
Three of the men had, had robotic surgery. Noticeable to me was all three men who had robotic surgery had scars in different places. The one even had a large scar above his navel. The last man who did not have robotic surgery had a real serious scar: From about three cm to the left, just below his navel all the way to past his left testicle. He had no life in his cock – I am convinced that the blood vessels that carry blood to his cock for erection were severed and I do not think he will ever have an erection ever again, irrespective of what he does or what tablets he takes.
There was another man who also had his prostate removed via the old fashioned way and he could get an erection, but experienced such agonizing pain at the point where he would have ejaculated before his prostatectomy that he is terrified of getting a hard on as the payoff is sheer agony.
The point I am making here is if you have been diagnosed with any kind of prostate issue – get at least one other opinion.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice, while it is true that a suicidal braves death, he does it not for some noble object - but to escape some ill.
When To Run - NOT Walk - To Your Doctor
Since the prostate is directly below the bladder the first clue a man gets that his prostate is getting over enlarged is a difference in normal urination patterns
5 Quick Clues Your Prostate Is Enlarging: When urinating:
Urine gushes out with great force like a fire hydrant.
The stream is weak.
You have to stand for a long time as it kind of keeps on dribbling.
You stop and start like a car running out of petrol.
You sleep like a baby: Sleep; wake up and pee, sleep; wake and pee…
Other Indications of Sever Medical Problems
A burning sensation when you urinate.
Blood in the urine.
Blood in the ejaculate.
Blood in the feces.
Hormone Imbalances, Genetics and the Great Iodine Debate.
Lately there have been quite a few articles about the links between hypothyroidism and benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate to you and me. It seems the general consensus is that an overactive thyroid can contribute to an enlarged prostate.
We have already established that the prostate grows quite a bit during puberty then goes into a kind of slumbering hibernation and starts growing again between 30 and 40. So if men lived to the age of 200 they would most likely die of an enlarged prostate.
To add to the complications are the doctors who now proclaim that you can keep your thyroid, thus your prostate healthy by taking more iodine.
Then there also a link between prostate problems running in the family. Just about any person knows that every single doctor one visits always asks about the family history of stokes, heart attacks and cancer, as rest assured these diseases run in families and prostatic problems are the same.
The prostate gland is overall one of the tiniest yet most troublesome parts of the male body. But remember that every single man has one and there is no shame whatsoever in talking about it.
I AM LIVING PROOF THAT IF YOU CATCH PROSTATE CANCER EARLY - IT CAN BE REDUCED TO A TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCE AND YOU CAN GO BACK TO A NORMAL LIFE!
Protate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Prostate Specific Antigen is a protein that is manufactured in the prostate and added to the sperm in the prostate gland. The PSA nourishes and carries the sperm and allows them to stick to the ovum – should one get that far. For more detailed information click here. I find men are always surprised when they hear that they will no longer be able to ejaculate should they have to have their prostate glands removed. I am interested in that fact – for my ongoing research on Male Multiple Orgasm(MMO); as the theory of MMO is men are able to experience MMO if they can either control or cannot ejaculate. Theoretically that means men who cannot ejaculate should then also automatically be able to experience MMO. I welcome men who have had prostate removal and would like to experiment with MMO
Doctors these days measure PSA levels using simple blood tests. A High level of PSA is considered as an early indicator of prostate cancer. However, since factors like obesity can influence the outcome of the PSA level testing – there is debate on the accuracy of PSA level testing.
Low Risk: Less than 10
Medium Risk: between 10 and 20
High RisK: Higher than 20
The Best Advice
The moment something is not normal - seek help.
My next post will explore the prostate as the male erogenous zone or male P-spot, prostate milking, prostate massage and all the other good bits and pieces.
© Ariana Robson 2017