The main task of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that usually constitutes roughly 30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. The prostate also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation.
It is possible for some men to achieve orgasm solely through stimulation of the prostate gland during a prostate massage.
Auch am Hormonstoffwechsel ist die Prostata beteiligt, sie wandelt das männliche Geschlechtshormon in sein biologisch aktivste Form um, das DIHY-DROTESTOSTERON (DHT).
Prostate massage is part of the digital rectal examination (DRE) routinely given to men by urologists in order to look for nodules of prostate cancer and to obtain an expressed prostatic secretion (EPS) specimen for microscopy and microbiological culture to screen for prostatitis.