Why All Men Need An Anal Sex Toy
BECAUSE A PROSTATE MASSAGER IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH – AND THEN THERE’S THE ORGASMS.
“People are still apprehensive about putting things in their bottoms, so be patient and don’t forget the lube,” says Elle Black, of sex boutique Mimi De Luxe. It’s sage advice for anyone about to trial a prostate massager for the first time. Her words of wisdom arise as we discuss the male sex toy industry – how prostate massagers have seen a huge increase in sales, and why men should be buying them, not shying away. Still, the question remains: how do you persuade heterosexual men to penetrate themselves for sexual pleasure? “We see a lot of men buying couples’ vibrators – it’s about 50-50. Generally, guys in their twenties are more open to them,” says Black. But prostate massagers are a harder sell. “Five years ago, there were only a handful of massagers on the market but now there’s loads,” says Black. “People are experimenting, and we might still blame Fifty Shades of Grey, but there’s been more interest in anal toys and prostate toys, because when you hear about the health benefits, the taboo and social stigma is lost.” Whether that’s true or not, a bit of biology will help explain the health benefits. The prostate (or the P-spot) is the male version of the G-spot. It’s a walnut-sized, semen-storing gland behind the bladder that secretes fluid, which nourishes and protects sperm. When massaged, semen is released and the prostate is cleansed. If ignored, bacteria can build up, causing pain and swelling. So the benefits of regular prostate massage are notable – it reduces the risk of prostate cancer, genital pain, prostatitis, loss of erections, ejaculatory problems and frequent night-time urination, while also increasing the intensity of ejaculation and heightening sexual experience. The first thing to note is that it’s nowhere near as intrusive as it looks. You can hardly feel it inside you, and, with the use of ample lubrication, it glides in without any discomfort. What you do feel is the sensation of a vibration stimulating the perineum (the area just past the scrotum), which, depending on the seven settings, varies in intensity. GQ took two approaches to see what was more sexually gratifying. We flew solo, using it to masturbate, and we tried it while receiving oral sex. The second was, hands down (and breath held), the most intense orgasm we’d ever had. GQ’S long-term sexual partner was comfortable with the addition to foreplay and was notably turned on by our heightened pleasure. So give it a go, or forgo what is a mind-blowing experience. Because all men hate missing out, right?
GQ TRIALLED THE ROCKS OFF ‘NAUGHTY BOY P-SPOT VIBRATOR’, WHICH IS IN THE BEGINNER RANGE AND COSTS $89.95. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT MIMIDELUXE.COM/AU