The question a friend posed to me was "What is the prostate?"
The implication of the question was that a grown man did not know what the prostate was, where it was located, and the role it played in good health.
So for all who do not know and need to know bend down low friends let me tell you what I know. Here goes! The prostate gland is a walnut-shaped gland located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder in the male's anatomy. It's primary role is to help in the manufacture of semen for procreation. I trust that we all know what the rectum and bladder is, so we move on. If we do not know let us say that the gland is situated not in your brain but in your innards.
When a pubertal boy has a wet dream, or a sweet dream, as some term it, his prostate gland has just been kicked into gear. Al Pacino in Scarface, introduced his enemies to his little friend (his big gun) that he could use to clear them from before him. This is your little friend that you should have said "hello" to in puberty as later it could kill you with similar deadly force. What a golden opportunity that presents itself to educate a boy about this important gland. nevertheless this is usually never so. the horse is in fact let through the gate when he had his first sexual intercourse and typically climb the highest mountain, sail the troubled seas, and cross the arid desert to gratify such desires. To try to educate him now about a prostate gland would be like pouring a drop of water on an inferno.
It is true that flushing the prostate through sexual activity provides for a healthy prostate gland. And it has been determined that sticking to one partner is really the caveat here. Even the bible weighs in on this when it says a couple should not deprive each other of it and they should render each one his due. 1st Cor. 7:3-5. So the significance of the prostate gland could never be insignificant in men's health starting from education at an early age. Could this be one of the reasons why prostate problems are so proliferated today?
The only education one seemed to get, and taken from my own experience, was about the impregnation of girls. I remembered my grandmother saying to me "Boy, You pissing your sheet now eh!" . She could say that because she was the one who washed them. Anyway lets go back to a pubertal boy for a moment and the role of the prostate. This is when the arrival of semen announces his manhood. depending on what culture, level of education or exposure, semen could mean a lot of things. If I had followed my bush cousin I would believe that what ejaculates from the head of my penis was a corn starch mixture. But what a wonderful moment it would have been if I had learned about the prostate as it nourishes and protect the sperm through the semen it produces, along with the fact that it is central to healthy sex life, and that the attention and caring given to it could prevent me from having prostate cancer.
Could it be because the prostate gland is behind your rectum and just below the bladder and you do not see it like you see the proboscis between your legs? It is so unlike the breast that you can see protruding from the chest of the girl. Those curvy soft tissues that you can touch, caress, squeeze and fondle. It is no wonder that breast cancer information is so far ahead of the more common prostate cancer.
I do thank that gentleman for that question as it made me stop and think about this. My sons will not be subjected to this misedification! . I cannot wait to tell them about their little friend alongside the talk of the birds and the bees. Failure to educate them about this potentially deadly gland would deem failure on me as a father. indeed, today prostate cancer is a prominent killer of men. What could be a greater work? preventing it or curing it ? MEN EDUCATE YOUR SONS!
See my full survival story at Amazon.com entitled Prostate Cancer And Me...Or You, The Two Stages (Man To Man).