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Noticed a lot of men disappear into the nether once they have gotten over their prostatitis and don't tell what they did to resolve it even after posting all over various forums, so thought I would make a post in the hope it may help someone else.
I've had non-bacterial prostatitis (CPPS) on and off for roughly 4 years. The latest stint with it has lasted an agonising 18 months straight, with all the usual hallmark symptoms, poor urine flow, hesitation, urge to go often, burning when urinating, pain in the end of the penis, exceptionally sore burning in the middle of my pelvis that radiated to the pelvic bone, thighs and back passage (this being the worst by a mile symptom, it's not particularly bad on the pain scale, perhaps occasionally gets up to a 5/10, just ALWAYS there, never any relief). Occasional lower back pain as well. Also seemed to have an impact on bowel motions as well, making them very loose which progressively got worse.
Have tried all sorts, exercises, usual antibiotic regime. But have found myself with quercetin as a constant companion these days as this definitely helps with the pain, but not so much with the urinary issues.
So to the cause, colloquially known as 'edging', it's the practice of getting extremely close to orgasm but then stopping at the last second, and doing this over a few hours for example until release. Good for practising stamina while in bed, but not great for your prostate in the slightest. For years, I had noticed that my prostate would get congested and very sore post a long masturbation session (sometimes 3 hours or more of edging) or prolonged coitus with my partner. But hadn't put two and two together, irritatingly.
Now, because CPPS is multifaceted, this is not going to be the cause of everyone's prostatitis, but I think in this day and age, especially with porn absolutely rampant everywhere, men will occasionally find themselves with a long period of being alone and think you know what *opens favourite porn site*. I've been doing this for years, even after settling down with a partner.
After putting two and two together, I decided if I had the urge to masturbate I would keep it within 15 minutes from start to finish. And the difference is quite frankly phenomenal. I'd say I'm 90% back to normal since stopping edging, urine flow is great, hesitation is more or less gone and I don't need the loo every hour but rather every 5-6 hours. The odd thing as well, bowel motions have also gone completely back to normal, after having diarrhoea for the last 3 months straight. I'm assuming the inflammation spreads and due to the lower bowel and rectum so close to the prostate, causes other problems there. I still get some pain (0.5/10) but its not always there, if it starts, it usually goes away after a few hours, but have only been doing this for the last month and not surprised after 18 months of near constant inflammation it may take a while to get completely back to normal.
So in summary, if you 'edge' while masturbating, and are currently suffering from CPPS/chronic prostatitis - stop edging, see if this relieves your pain and urinary symptoms. And for your own sake, if you find yourself without pain and urinary symptoms dramatically improve, DO NOT whatever you do, edge again, you will get a full blown flare up off the bat. This is exactly what I did for so long, would find myself having a really good day, hardly any pain, and think let's have a session, and go straight back to square 1 with pain. It's like the itch/scratch loop, that doctors love to point out. But this is the masturbate and edge -> prostatitis loop, at least for me, and I would imagine, at least a few others who practice this.
My thoughts are, by doing edging, it leads to a congested prostate. As during a masturbation session, your prostate is constantly making semen. I would imagine, after constantly doing this, the prostate runs out of room, and starts swelling to accommodate the increased volume of semen, do it often enough and the swelling never goes away leading to constant pain.
Hope this helps some of you chaps out there, at least for me, I've finally found relief.
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