Prostate massage is undoubtedly a taboo subject for some, particularly because of its association with acts of sodomy or homosexuality. But these are archaic viewpoints that ignore the technique’s actual medical application. In all honesty, it also feels incredible.
Whether you’re trying to address a serious medical condition or looking for a way to increase your solo pleasure — or even incorporate a partner in play — you’ll want to know which prostate massager is best for you.
Members of our testing team tried out the market’s top models to determine which offered the most effective, pleasurable experience. For those in a hurry, here are our top recommendations.
Summary of recommendations for the best prostate massager:
- Best overall: Lovesense Edge 2
- Runnerup: We-Vibe Vector
- Best budget option: Aneros Helix Syn Trident
- Best adjustable massager: Lovesense Edge 2
- Best manual massager: Aneros Helix Syn Trident
- Best smartphone control: Lovesense Edge 2
- Best for pure pleasure: Lelo Loki Wave
- Best for perineum stimulation: Rocks Off O-Boy
- Best for new users: High Island Health 950
- Best for experienced users: Nü Sensuelle Homme Pro 10
The Lovsense Edge 2 is our top choice. The price, functionality, and ease of use sets this prostate massager apart from the rest.
The Edge 2 makes customization easy with adjustable head angles, noise level control, and smartphone control. It comes with a charging cable and storage pouch. Rest easy with a 1 year warranty.
At Innerbody Research, we extensively test each health product we review, including these prostate massagers. All told, our team has collectively spent hundreds of hours testing and researching prostate massagers to provide an accurate, unbiased analysis of how they compare, free of marketing jargon and gimmicks.
Over the past two decades, Innerbody Research has helped tens of millions of readers make more informed decisions to live healthier lifestyles. We evaluate the service based on adherence to quality, the latest medical evidence and health standards, and a simple question: would we buy the product or service ourselves if it weren’t part of our job, and would we recommend it to family and friends?
Additionally, like all health-related content on this website, this guide was thoroughly vetted by one or more members of our Medical Review Board for accuracy.
The prostate is a walnut-sized organ sitting between the forward wall of a man’s rectum and his bladder. It produces the fluid that mixes with sperm to form semen.
A prostate massager is any device designed to reach and stimulate the prostate from inside the rectum. Many are curved to allow for comfortable manual control without sacrificing precision. Some have additional features such as special shapes and textures, vibration, movement, or remote control.
Prostate massage — sometimes called prostate milking — provides an orgasm unlike those resulting from normal penile stimulation. There are several reasons for this, though all the mechanisms of prostate-induced pleasure are not fully understood.
For starters, the prostate plays a critical role in semen production and expulsion during orgasm. It also boasts a significant number of sensitive nerve endings. Secondly, the rectum is extremely sensitive, which only adds to a sense of pleasure. Finally, there is a psychological component to prostate massage that’s a little different for everybody, but that’s undeniably present in most practitioners. Some scientists point toward a rewiring of the brain’s pleasure centers, while the thrill of taboo sex play might be important to others.
But prostate massage is about more than mere pleasure. There are legitimate medical reasons for prostate massage and several ailments for which prostate milking can significantly reduce symptoms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate that isn’t the result of prostate cancer. Its exact cause is unclear, but it appears to be a normal part of aging associated with changes in sex hormone concentrations. Finasteride — a popular treatment for hair loss — is a prescription drug many doctors offer men with BPH. However, doses appropriate for BPH have a high incidence of unpleasant sexual side effects, making prostate massage seem like a preferable alternative.
There are nerves that connect to the prostate and to the spongy tissue of the penis that fills with blood when men become erect. Prostate stimulation shows great promise in directing blood to this region and can help men with erectile problems achieve and maintain erections strong enough for penetrative intercourse.
The prostate envelopes the rear portion of the urethra just past the urinary sphincter. When it swells, it can limit the supply of urine from the bladder. Prostate massage can reduce this swelling and ease the flow of urine. Muscular contractions specific to a prostate-induced orgasm can also clear any buildup along those pathways that may affect flow strength.
Pleasure should be your most important consideration when choosing a massager. You need to enjoy using the device for it to be successful. Plus, more intense orgasms clear more material from the prostate and can result in greater reductions in swelling or inflammation.
What makes a prostate massager pleasurable will be specific to individual men, but there are some advantages certain models present over others. Vibration or movement undoubtedly adds to the experience, but size and shape are also crucial. The most pleasurable model available might not be right for you if you’re just starting out. It could be too large or difficult to handle, especially for solo users.
Control over vibration and movement features can also help maximize your enjoyment. Some models allow you to control their parameters with an app on your phone. Others work with simple remotes. Our overall top pick, the Lovesense Edge 2, lets a partner control the device using their phone from a distance. This makes it an ideal choice for couples who spend time apart but want to keep the passion alive. And with a partner controlling your massager, you won’t know what’s about to happen, adding an element of surprise.
While size may not matter in some situations, the ability for a prostate massager to reach and stimulate your prostate depends on it. And the girth, or thickness, of a given massager can significantly impact your pain or pleasure based on your experience level. We recommend avoiding the biggest models if you’re new to prostate massage.
Here’s a look at the sizes of our top picks measured in inches:
|Insertable Length||Girth at widest point||Total length|
|Lovesense Edge 2||3.59||1.38||4.89|
|LELO LOKI Wave||3.54||1.47||1.7|
|High Island Health 950||2.6||1.0||4.0|
|Aneros Helix Syn Trident||3.5||0.98||3.8|
|Nü Sensuelle Homme Pro 10||5.0||1.5||8.5|
|Rocks Off O-Boy||4.0||1.1||5.5|
Be careful when you’re reading the stats online, as some models list their width while others list their circumference. The latter measurement can make an ordinary-sized massager seem painfully wide.
Your budget will largely determine what kind of massager you purchase. They typically run from around $40 all the way up to several hundred. There are incredible models under $100, but you should be prepared to do a little more work than you’d have to with a pricer, automated model.
Fortunately, you can always add to your collection of massagers as your comfort and confidence in them increase. Models from Aneros or High Island Health are among the best places to start for new users since they’re pretty inexpensive. Experienced users will likely want to spend more to access new features like remote control or advanced movement.
Privacy and discretion
There’s another element of discretion we also took into consideration, and that’s the discretion of the device itself. Some couples or individuals may want to use their massager under their clothes, in the privacy of their own home or in public spaces. And while we don’t condone the use of public spaces for sex acts, proper prostate massage can take up to 30 minutes to reach a climax. That leads some to experiment with their massager in the waning moments of date in preparation for pleasure to come.
Customer support and convenience
Some of the providers we’ve listed here in our guide are major retailers who sell many massager brands. These retailers often have exceptional customer support because they serve a much larger number of customers than a company that only makes a handful of massagers. We also consider intuitive website design, ease of ordering, shipment tracking, and even returns when evaluating companies on these bases.
In order to get the most out of your prostate massager, it helps to know how to use it properly. Remember that you’re massaging the prostate through the rectum, so you want everything to be as clean as possible before you begin. For first-timers, we recommend you have the following on hand:
- You massager
- Your lubricant of choice
- A towel
- An enema kit or anal douche
- Sex toy cleaner
Having a partner help you with your prostate massage is always a good idea, especially if they can go slow and listen to you carefully. If you take your time and follow these steps, you’ll be on your way to significant pleasure:
Use your enema kit or anal douche to clear out your rectum.
Lay a towel down on your bed or whichever surface you prefer.
Put on your gloves.
Generously lubricate your anus and at least one hand.
Slowly insert a finger into your anus, breathing deeply and relaxing.
Carefully feel around with your finger to locate your prostate. Don’t worry if you can’t find or reach it.
Insert additional fingers as your anus expands and relaxes until you’ve approximated the size of your massager.
Generously lubricate your massager.
Make sure you’re in a comfortable, well-balanced position.
Gently insert the tip of your massager into your anus.
Guide the massager deeper as your comfort level allows.
Feel for the tip of your massager to make contact with your prostate.
Gently move the massager to adjust pressure and placement against your prostate.
Engage any vibration or movement features as desired.
Insider Tip: Some prostate massagers have convenient apps that let you control them with your smartphone. If you’re worried about getting your phone dirty during this process, you can put it in a ziplock bag, and the touchscreen will still work. Just don’t leave it there afterward, as the bag can trap heat and residual moisture.
Some men find that prostate massage gives them a sturdy erection. Others stay relatively flaccid throughout the experience. There’s no right or wrong here; either state can result in a profound orgasm. However, suppose you’re using prostate massage to address erectile dysfunction, and you don’t see results. In that case, you may want to combine prostate massage with penile stimulation or look for a massager with more (or different) features.
There is no shortage of prostate massagers on the market. In the chart below, we’ll break down the cost and features of our favorite models so you can compare them at a glance:
|Cost||Vibration||Movement||Smartphone or Remote Control||Perineum stimulation|
|Lovesense Edge 2||$109||
|LELO LOKI Wave||$219||
|Aneros Vice 2||$150||
|Aneros Helix Syn Trident||$70||
|High Island Health 950||$40|
|Nü Sensuelle Homme Pro 10||$91||
|Rocks Off O-Boy||$55||
- Adjustable head angle
- Dual vibration motors
- Noise level control
- Music synchronization
- Smartphone control over distance
- Outstanding companion app
- Accepts payment via Bitcoin
- No added motion
- Under two hours of battery life
- Windows compatibility requires a dongle
- No toy cleaner for sale
Lovesense offers a wide array of pleasure devices, most of which are vibrators designed to give women clitoral and intravaginal pleasure. They also have a butt plug with an extension for perineum stimulation.
The Edge 2 is their prostate massager, and its combination of price, functionality, and smartphone control quickly elevated it to the top of our considerations.
The Edge 2 costs $109 and comes with a charging cable, a storage bag, and a one-year warranty. When you purchase a toy, Lovesense will knock $5 off their water-based lubricant and $10 off their custom-sized condoms.
Lovesenes accepts a large number of payment methods, including:
- Major credit cards
- Amazon Pay
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
Shipping from Lovesense is a flat rate of $5.
- Models offer motion, vibration, or both
- Waterproof construction
- Multiple colors available
- Some models run quietly
- Free shipping
- No smartphone control
- Hard to navigate website
- A more expensive option
LELO offers a handful of products geared toward men and women with a subcategory of great options for couples. Their LOKI Wave and HUGO models are among the most innovative massagers out there. The fact that they don’t offer smartphone control is their only major drawback aside from some relatively high prices. Still, for pure pleasure, we believe the LOKI Wave has a combination of vibration and movement is just about unbeatable.
Here are the prices for our two favorite models from LELO:
- HUGO: $175.20
- LOKI Wave: $219
LELO provides its customers with a one-year warranty and a 10-year quality guarantee. The one-year warranty will repair or replace any defective items for up to a year. The 10-year quality guarantee will give you 50% off any purchases made within the next decade if your current model should fail.
- Well balanced for hands-free use
- Models suitable for all experience levels
- Deep perineum stimulation
- Lifetime warranties on manual models
- Made from FDA-approved materials
- Good user forum
- Free shipping on orders over $75
- Lube and cleansing wipes available
- Nuanced selection can be hard to parse
- Buyer’s guide feature appears to be broken
Aneros has a fantastic selection of prostate massagers, with models suitable for complete novices and experienced users alike. It can be difficult to understand what makes one model better for an advanced user than a beginner, as most look decidedly similar and size doesn’t seem to be the determining factor. The company has a buyer’s guide feature, but our testers could not get this function to cooperate on any browser. Fortunately, they divide their prostate massager section by experience level, so you can safely make a selection that way.
Aneros also sells a variety of products and collectible merchandise. One of the most useful products they sell is their UV toy cleaner. It effectively sterilizes your massager (after a wipe down or hand wash, of course). It also has a child-proof lock and USB ports to charge devices. The UV toy cleaner costs $179.99.
Here’s a quick look at the prices and appropriate experience levels for some of our favorite Aneros models:
|Cost||Experience level||Noteworthy feature|
|Helix Syn Trident||$70||Beginner||Exceptional balance|
|The Progasm||$60||Intermediate||Aneros’ largest model|
|Vice 2||$150||Intermediate||Four vibration speeds with 18 patterns|
|Eupho Syn Trident||$70||Advanced||Velvet-touch silicone|
Orders over $75 qualify for free shipping. Orders under $75 will be charged $5.50 for USPS standard shipping.
Aneros covers their non-electric models with a lifetime warranty and their electric models for two years. They also offer a 60-day money-back guarantee with no questions asked. However, there is a 5% processing fee on returns.
- Controllable via smartphone and remote
- Free shipping
- Two-year warranty
- Vibrating perineum stimulation
- Independent motor control
- Comes with free lubricant
- Cleaning spray available
- USB charging cable not included
- Smartphone connections can be unstable
The majority of We-Vibe’s catalog supplies women and couples with toys for pleasure. For men, the company has a few penis rings, a butt plug, and their prostate massager — the We-Vibe Vector.
There’s a lot to like about the We-Vibe Vector. It’s small enough to be safe for beginners, yet big and functional enough to offer use for intermediate users. It also has one of the best-designed smartphone apps in its niche.
You may have noticed that it did not win our recommendation for smartphone-controlled devices. That’s because connectivity issues plague the experience. This is especially true when trying to use the device from a great distance with the assistance of local Wi-Fi networks.
The We-Vibe Vector costs $139. It ships for free and comes with a 2-year warranty.
- Used in a prominent clinical study
- Low cost makes it available to most
- Made from medical grade plastic
- Hemorrhoid massagers also available
- Too small to reach some prostates
- Easy to grow out of quickly
- Minimal perineum contact
- No returns accepted
- No free shipping
High Island Health’s prostate massagers aren’t for everybody. In fact, of their two models, neither is designed for men over six feet tall. Ultimately, they’re too short to reach the prostate, but they make excellent selections for men under six feet. And their PS 2 model is actually designed for particularly short men under 5’8”.
High Island Health’s real appeal is their pricing and their association with a clinical study in a prominent urology journal. Their products are inexpensive enough that those curious about trying prostate massage can do so without breaking the bank. This is doubly important when you consider how difficult it is to return used equipment like this. In all but cases of serious defects in craftsmanship, High Island Health offers no returns.
Here’s a look at the stats and prices of both High Island Health prostate massagers:
|Cost||Max Height||Free Lube|
|Wellness Package 950||$48||6’||
|Wellness Package PS 2||$58||5’8”||
High Island Health calculates shipping at checkout and sends domestic packages in the US via USPS 2-day priority mail.
- Great for advanced users
- Keeps you in control
- Rollerball tip with three massaging speeds
- Ten vibration styles
- One-year warranty
- No hands-free functionality
- May be too large for beginners
- Limited number of available models
- No perineum stimulation
Nü Sensuelle offers a trio of compelling massagers that do away with the balanced base you see on many other models. The ergonomic handle that takes its place is quite comfortable to hold and gives you a lot of control over depth, position, and pressure.
We believe the Homme Pro 10 is the best of their three models. The Ace is a little too rudimentary, and the Pro-S is only marginally different. Compared to the Pro, the Pro-S adds an experimental feature that’s touch-sensitive and that the company claims can sense the power you need in a given moment, then make adjustments for you on the fly.
From our perspective, added control over your experience is what makes Nü Sensuelle’s products so enticing. For that reason, we think you’re better off keeping the control entirely in your own hands.
The Homme boasts five inches of insertable length and an impressive girth of 1.5 inches. This makes it a better choice for intermediate and advanced users than beginners.
Here’s how their three models price out on the Nü Sensuelle website:
- Homme Pro 10: $104.99
- Homme Pro-S: $109.99
- Ace 15: $99.99
Since Nü Sensuelle offers free shipping on all orders over $50, any of their prostate massagers will ship for free.
If you’re interested in the Homme Pro 10, you can get the best price ($90.99) through I Adore Love and receive free shipping there, as well.
- Impressive selection of effective massagers
- Great for perineum stimulation
- Acute angle targets the prostate well
- Disassembles for easy cleaning
- Ships from the UK
- Runs on LR1 batteries
- No vibration at contact point with prostate
Rocks Off takes a unique approach to the construction of their prostate massagers. Several models contain a compartment in the base that houses one of the company’s outstanding R-80 vibrators. That placement is what makes their models such a good idea for men who want robust and direct perineum stimulation.
Unfortunately, that placement means that the vibration making it up the massager and to your prostate is residual from the vibrator in the base. By the time it reaches your prostate, it’s somewhat weakened.
Rocks Off is located in the UK, so they don’t offer free shipping to the US, and shipping times are a bit extended. That’s why we recommend you purchase your Rocks Off products from Organic Loven. Their price ($55) is nearly identical to buying direct, and you can get 3-day shipping for around $4 (exact price calculated by location).
Are prostate massagers safe?
As long as you take your time and follow some basic precautions, prostate massage should be perfectly safe. With patience and proper lubrication, you can protect the sensitive tissue of the anus and rectum. And an enema kit or anal douche beforehand can help you avoid exposure to bacteria from fecal matter. There’s no significant risk to the prostate itself, but a gentle touch is wise.
Does prostate massage hurt?
If you’re doing it correctly, prostate massage should not hurt. If you experience pain that exceeds mere discomfort at any point, you should slow down or stop and apply more lubricant as needed. If you’re experimenting with prostate massage in response to swelling of the organ from prostatitis or another condition, you might feel some discomfort at the start of the massage. But continued, gentle contact should allow you to reach climax, which should reduce that inflammation and make subsequent massages less uncomfortable.
Is prostate massage messy?
Prostate massage can be messy only if you fail to prepare adequately. That said, the practice often requires copious amounts of lubricant, which can be difficult to clean up. We recommend laying down a towel wherever you intend to have your massage or be ready to do a load of laundry afterward.
Do I need someone else to massage my prostate?
Traditional prostate massage — performed with the fingers — is easier for most men with the help of a partner. It’s certainly possible on your own, but the added effort can take away from the pleasure. Fortunately, all of the models we’ve highlighted here are designed for solo or couples’ use. Some even allow your partner to control vibration intensity or movement with a remote control or a smartphone.
How long does it take to orgasm from prostate massage?
As with any form of sexual stimulation, the time to climax will be different for everyone. The technique on its own can take up to 30 minutes to create an orgasm, though some men can climax within just a few minutes. Around 15 minutes is an average. If you want the experience to be quick, you can combine prostate massage with traditional penile stimulation, but you might not get the same clinical benefit.