Prostatitis and masturbation/sex toy link?

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I am 34 years old and have had prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) for about 6-7 years. I thought I had an enlarged prostate, the symptoms are similar, but I don't. Yesterday I went to see a doctor for the first time and have some drugs to try out. More to the point, I am wondering whether excessive masturbation could have caused prostatitis and whether abstaining for a while will help. Specifically, I am wondering if I didn't clean an anal toy sometime in my 20's and now I have prostatitis as a result. I know there won't be a definite diagnosis and there's nothing I can do about the past now. I just am curious whether my choices contributed to prostatitis or whether I'm just unlucky in this regard. I know Mariana's urinary tract improved since using kareeza and am looking for way to improve my condition.

That's all for now, glad to be part of this community.

Hi Dragon,

Sorry you've been having trouble. Maybe someone knows the answer to your question more specifically.

In general, I think daily affection without the emphasis on getting to orgasm can be very soothing to the human nervous system. There's evidence that stress decreases immunity, so this makes some sense. If you have a sweetheart, you may want to try daily bonding behaviors as a complementary approach to anything else you're doing.

In any case, feel free to start a blog if you care to.

Good progress

I haven't masturbated since March 18th, the day before the original post. 3 days shy of 3 weeks. My prostatitis has definitely improved. I no longer have a weak stream, I pee less often, and when I'm done I feel like I've emptied my bladder. So far so good.

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I was just reading the section in Cupid's Poisioned Arrow about J. William Lloyd and viola (p200 first full paragraph): "for the benefit and cure of ordinary sexual weaknesses and ailments, including urethritis [urinary tract infection] and prostatitis [enlargement of the prostate gland]".

2 comments: One, Lloyd is referring to karezza, which I haven't found a partner for yet. I've basically been bonding with my dog. Two, prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland, not enlargement. I confused the two and it's a minor point. I thought I had an enlarged prostate when I went to the doc, but was told it's prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate gland. (it's very rare to have an enlarged prostate at my age). Finally, I haven't taken the drugs the doc prescribed. Still taking generic flowmax though.

So I caught a minor error in the book: instead of "... prostatitis [enlargement of the prostate gland] " it should read "... prostatitis [inflammation of the prostate gland] ". Yes I'm proud of myself.


Thanks. I'm making a list of things to correct in the reprint (if any Smile ), so I'm always grateful for such corrections.

Glad you're feeling better. Hope you get to put your healed equipment to good use soon. Wink

Yeah my pup always makes me

Yeah my pup always makes me feel better and he always makes sure to return the affection. I've also always thought that there must be some sort of link between todays oversexed society and the high rate of prostate problems a lot of people are experiencing, although I'm not aware of any studies on the subject..

My two cents.

Ever since I had my vasectomy, I have had recurring pain in the testicles. This has ceased to exist since I have given up ejaculation. Once you get over all the mental humps, the physical urges subside. All sorts of positive things pop up. No more pain, no more yeast infections for the ladies, more stable relationships, you name it.

I definitely

saw these improvements, right from the start...even though I was still orgasming on occasion (since I thought sacred sex just came down to men skipping ejaculation).

Actually, those were the only benefits I really noticed at first in myself. I didn't have a clue that my state of mind was also improving - although I did think my partners were getting a lot nicer. Smile