Thursday, June 30, 2022

Prostate Exploration


It's the final day of Pride Month. To paraphrase Rick on this blog post today:

Gay Pride and Pride Month was not born of a need to celebrate LGBTQ+, but the right to exist without persecution

Recent events prove there is much work yet to do.

Now, let's continue our prostate exploration.
An infection can cause swelling of the gland which, in turn, can cut or reduce the flow through the urethra.

Not only can that make it difficult to pee, it can make it difficult to ejaculate --- as I found out when in my early 30s. The urologist bent me over the table, massaged the gland, stood me up and turned me around and milked me to ejaculation.

As we all know, the gland continues to grow as we age, causing Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). That condition also makes it difficult to pee. Medication such a Proscar will alleviate the symptoms. Sometimes more radical treatment is necessary, such as Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), surgically removing the inside portion of the gland.

Not all is lost. You can be proactive. According to nwmedicalspecialties, here is a list of foods to help maintain prostate health.

Best Foods For Prostate Health
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Fish like salmon, tuna and flounder are rich in omega-3 fatty acids ...
  • Choose the Mediterranean Diet. ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Cayenne. ...
  • Green Tea. ...
  • Pumpkin Seeds And Brazil Nuts. ...
  • Asian Mushrooms.


According to that urologist I saw back in my early 30s, the other proactive thing you can do to promote prostate health: Ejaculate on a regular basis. His recommendation: "Cum at least twice per week."

I think that's probably a prescription most men will happily follow.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

What Is That Damn Thing?


The Prostate.

Guys know they have one, but most don't pay much attention to it. We simply know it feels good to massage it internally. And pressing against it with each spasm when we cum can enhance the force of the ejaculation.

But what is that damn thing?

"The prostate is a small gland in men, located just below the bladder in front of the rectum. It wraps around the urethra --- the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body."

And what purpose does it serve, anyway?

The prostate secretes a fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the gland squeezes the fluid into the urethra where it combines with the seminal fluid and is expelled with the sperm as semen.

The fluid is essential to the survival of your swimmers once they exit the missile and search for their target. Other than that... Well, it's a non-essential organ. We don't need it to get erections.

We don't need it to maintain erections.

But we sure do pay attention when that little sucker acts up. The most common issue is Prostatitis, an infection of the gland which can cause a myriad of problems. According to  Medicinenet 

The following are signs and symptoms that may be present with prostatitis:
  • Painful, difficult and/or frequent urinating.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Groin pain, rectal pain, abdominal pain and/or low back pain.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Malaise and body aches.
  • Urethral discharge.
  • Painful ejaculation or sexual dysfunction.

Treatment means a trip to the doctor for an exam.

The result will most likely lead to a round of antibiotics.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

No Shrinkage

The pool has warmed up enough that the water still feels refreshing, but there's no shrinkage! Perfection! If you're looking for me, you know where to find me. 

Monday, June 27, 2022

A Few Things to Smile About


Good morning?

Well, Friday turned into a total shit show, didn't it? It only got worse over the weekend as Clarence Thomas reportedly said to staff, "The Democrats have made my life hell for 45 years, now I'm going to make theirs hell for the next 45." and Sen John Cornyn (R) TX tweeted "Now go after Plessy vs Ferguson and Brown vs Board of Education."

Well, maybe we can find a few things to smile about, anyway.