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7 prostate facts

The prostate gland surrounds the man's urethra. The little organ has many functions. Men should know about their prostate. Everything you need to know at a glance

The prostate has many functions. It is a secretion-producing gland, acts as a valve and is notorious as a pleasure point. Men over 45 should deal with the nut-sized organ that lies below the peritoneum and around the urethra at least once a year: during the preventive medical check-up.

Where is the prostate located?

The prostate gland is a round organ that encloses the urethra (urethra) below the bladder. About three centimeters long and four centimeters wide, about two centimeters in diameter, and weighing a little over twenty grams, the prostate could be compared to a walnut wrapping itself around the urethra. The prostate can be palpated through the intestine. It lies a few centimeters behind the sphincter towards the abdominal wall. The first phalanx of the middle finger should be enough to feel it.

What does the prostate actually do?

The prostate produces various proteins that make up most of the seminal fluid. Only a small part of the ejaculate is made up of sperm cells. The secretion of the prostate creates an environment in which the sperm feel comfortable. It's actually quite acidic in the vagina. To keep the sperm alive until fertilization occurs, the prostate provides the sperm with a protective covering and nutrients. In this way, the sperm cells can survive in the vaginal mucous membrane for several days.

What is a "drop of pleasure"? Can you get pregnant from pleasure drops?

The prostate is also responsible for the production of the "pleasure drop". This means a secretion that acts as a man's natural lubricant. Since the secretion comes from the prostate, it does not contain any sperm. The partner cannot get pregnant from the pleasure drops themselves. If the last ejaculation was not long ago, caution is advised: then sperm remain in the urinary and seminal tubes, which are caught by the pleasure drops. Anyone who has already ejaculated on the day in question must assume that the pleasure drop contains fertile sperm cells.

Why is the prostate called the “man's G-spot”?

The prostate is a very sensitive organ. If pressure is exerted on her, she produces a secretion which, as "pleasure drops" (see above), ensures that sexual intercourse runs "like clockwork". For some men, massaging the prostate is enough to achieve orgasm. It is to this fact that it owes its name to the “male G-spot”. Other men find the touch uncomfortable or even painful. The muscles of the prostate contract violently during orgasm. In this way, the small organ hurls the ejaculate into the urethra in the direction of the penis.

How does the prostate control the flow of urine?

The prostate is not only a producer of secretions, it also functions as a "valve" in the man's pipeline system. It swells in phases of sexual arousal and presses on the urethra. If the penis is erect, no urine can leak out. Men who have tried to urinate with an erection know the problem.

Is the prostate behind the morning bar?

The prostate is probably not involved in the morning erection, the phenomenon is better known as the “morning latte”. The morning erection is the last of several nocturnal erections. In the R.E.M. During sleep phases, the blood vessels relax, the penis fills with blood, and an erection occurs. Even without sexy dreams. It is a myth that the "morning latte" is a "water latte", that is, the filled bladder presses on the prostate and thus the erection occurs. If that were the case, the urge to urinate should also trigger an erection during the day. This is not the case with adult men.

Why should I go to prostate prevention?

Men over 45 should go to a urologist for a check-up once a year. Because the prostate is the organ that is responsible for most cancers in men. Every fifth tumor (20%) that occurs in men develops on the prostate. The check-up at the urologist usually consists of a palpation examination and an abdominal ultrasound to measure the amount of residual urine. The PSA value may also be determined.

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Mag. (FH) Axel Beer
Editorial editing:
Nicole Kolisch, Katrin Derler, BA (2018)

Updated on:

Hedinger et al .: Pathology of the male genitals: testes · prostate · seminal vesicles. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1991

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