Male massage has been deemed as “harmful” by some male health experts.
Dr. Michael Bockel, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said the practice “will cause harm to males and may cause harm for females.”
In a study published in 2012, Dr. Bockels study found that males who used male massage were more likely to experience erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, erectile pain and pain during intercourse.
But Dr. Andrew Stromberg, the head of the department of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “There’s nothing wrong with males performing male massage on their partners, it’s just a different way of doing it.”
Dr. Strombs study found, “We also found that the most common causes of penis pain in the men included pain during erection and ejaculation as well as decreased penile sensitivity.”
Dr StromBS study also found no correlation between male massage and premature ejaculations.
“Male massage is not for every male patient,” Dr. Steven R. Hirschhorn, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center, said in a statement.
“It may be for those who are sensitive to male hormones.”
Male massage may not be for everyone.
Dr Stroms study did not look at whether the practice was harmful for the men or women who did it.
“I think the idea that it is harmful to men who do it, but not to women is just a misnomer,” Dr Strophes study said.
The New York Times published a piece titled “How to Be a Man.”
It says male massage “is a common, but unproven, practice.”
In its article, the New York Daily News said male massage is a “dangerous, and even dangerous, way to get off.”
“The practice of male massaging, if done improperly, can lead to urinary tract infections and infections of the urinary bladder and urethra,” the Daily News reported.
The article also said that male massage was not safe and that the practice is “often associated with other health problems such as erectile problems, problems with urination and other sexual dysfunction.”
Dr Hirschharts study did find a correlation between prostate cancer and male massage.
However, Dr Strobbers study did have no such correlations.
The Journal of the American Medical Association has also reported on the harmful effects of male massage, calling it a “surgical, nonsurgical and dangerous practice.”
The article found that male massagers had higher rates of urinary tract infection and bladder infections than other types of male patients.
The journal also noted that “patients who have undergone prostate biopsy or have undergone surgery for prostate cancer often suffer from pelvic pain and pelvic inflammation.”
Dr Richey, the author of the New Yorker article, said male massages are a way to relieve pain.
“The main problem is not that the massagers are harming themselves, but that they are hurting their partners,” Dr Richy said.
“This is a very dangerous practice because there’s a direct connection between what they are doing and what they can do to their partner.”
Dr Bockeys study, which found that men who used the practice were more than twice as likely to suffer from premature ejaculate, was not published in the journal.
“In my opinion, there is no harm to men,” Dr Bokkers study said, adding that the study is not a valid indicator of the effectiveness of male Massage Therapy for Premature Ejaculation.
Dr Bocakels report did find that the more than two-thirds of male masseurs who did male massage had symptoms related to pelvic pain, such as painful, tender or burning genital areas, difficulty in ejaculating or pain during sex.
The American Journal of Family Practice also found the practice to be harmful.
“We believe that men with premature ejaculatory symptoms should have an appointment with a specialist who will assess the severity of the problem,” Dr Gorman, the medical director of the clinic, told ABC News.
“A specialist will prescribe a steroid, like Dilaudid or Dilauden, and then a physical therapist to assist with the process.”
Dr Gollins study, published in Family Practice, found that, of men who received male massage therapy, approximately one in five reported that their penis was swollen, sore or painful.
Another study published by the journal found that almost one in three men who were circumcised experienced pain during penis restoration.
“These findings suggest that circumcised men may experience painful, swollen or tender penises during penis restorer,” the researchers wrote.
Dr Horschhorn said that a study he conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin found that about one in four male patients in his practice had experienced premature ejaculates.
“If you are circumcised, you are at higher risk of premature ejaculating,” Dr Hulschhaws study said in his report.
Dr Richerts study did,