On a recent Google tangent, I came across one of the odder glandular pastimes -- a little something called prostate milking. What began as a medical method of expunging excess fluid and seminal from inflamed prostates has become a newfound way for gentlemen to, um, well, you know, feel good. Really good, apparently. Some say it's dangerous if not done correctly, and, as you might imagine for something that's equivalent to your doctor getting you off, alternative treatments, such as laser therapy, may come to replace the practice entirely -- in a medical setting at least.
Getting men to pay attention to their own health isn't easy. When given the chance to read Maxim or schedule a prostate gland exam with the doc (yup, it's the one with the finger up the butt), I think we all know which is more appealing to the dudes. A few different organizations are wisely using things that men love -- drinking beer and growing mustaches, namely -- to get them thinking about screening this very important male gland. Pints for Prostates uses the glory of hops to get men to think about getting screened. Some recent studies that swigging beer is actually good for your prostate will prolly help their cause as well! Movember Australia also focuses on prostate health, and raises awareness by getting the gents to grow a moustache in November (Australia's men's health month, American prostate health month is in September). So even though it's months away, our prostate stopped shaving and donned a nice 'stache in honor of this awesome organization.