Prostate Congestion

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I think I've identified a problem in my system -prostate congestion. I am trying some saw palmetto to see if it gets better. The larger question in my mind is "could excessive, long term PMO have a negative effect on the male prostate?" I am 45 so it could just be nature but an interesting theory.

Here is some info I've found. Would love to hear others opinions.

From Herbal Love Web Site:

All of these processes, however, break down when you engage in too much sex, masturbation, pornography viewing, or sexual fantasy, and especially when a man over-ejaculates. Excessive sexual activity and over-ejaculation lead to overproduction of androgen hormones, causing adrenal and sex organ fatigue.

From Wikipedia on androgens and BPH:

Most experts consider androgens (testosterone and related hormones) to play a permissive role. This means that androgens have to be present for BPH to occur, but do not necessarily directly cause the condition. This is supported by the fact that castrated boys do not develop BPH when they age. On the other hand, administering exogenous testosterone is not associated with a significant increase in the risk of BPH symptoms.[citation needed] Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a metabolite of testosterone, is a critical mediator of prostatic growth. DHT is synthesized in the prostate from circulating testosterone by the action of the enzyme 5α-reductase, type 2. This enzyme is localized principally in the stromal cells; hence, those cells are the main site for the synthesis of DHT.

DHT can act in an autocrine fashion on the stromal cells or in paracrine fashion by diffusing into nearby epithelial cells. In both of these cell types, DHT binds to nuclear androgen receptors and signals the transcription of growth factors that are mitogenic to the epithelial and stromal cells. DHT is 10 times more potent than testosterone because it dissociates from the androgen receptor more slowly. The importance of DHT in causing nodular hyperplasia is supported by clinical observations in which an inhibitor of 5α-reductase such as finasteride is given to men with this condition. Therapy with a 5α-reductase inhibitor markedly reduces the DHT content of the prostate and, in turn, reduces prostate volume and, in many cases, BPH symptoms.[citation needed]


i had found kegels helpful

very helpful in fact. 

I am sure very frequent ejaculations could affect the prostate but when you stop it should recover although I'm far from an expert.

I used to have pain in my urethra after ejaculating and found it very useful to make sure I emptied my bladder before engaging i behavior that would result in ejaculation because urinating afterwards was quite painful.

Thanks Emerson - I will give

Thanks Emerson - I will give that a try!

I noticed the Prostate issue seemed to be showing up after I was really into the 4-8 hour runs of full blown sessions using video. Prior to that, I had been limiting myself to mostly static images but figured out how to access all the free video on the net. I got to the point that old faithful nearly quit working for anything else-that was really unnerving!. Now, responsiveness is back and everything seems to be working with just the prostate congestion giving a dull aching feeling after action that sometimes weirdly makes me feel queasy.

As I've been reading the cupid's poisoned arrow book, I have reduced MO from about once or twice a week and now rely solely on actual sex with my wife. I seem to be noticing that cutting out the O is helping my mood and ability to deal with stress similar to the results in the book. If I can get past this whole congestion thing I plan to eventually try the Karezza concept.