Men are taught from an early age that they absolutely must take care of their penis health, and that includes their prostate. But how can a man incorporate prostate care into his penis care routine? It's not as though he can see the prostate, after all, and checking to make sure it's in good health is part of a doctor's job. But there are some things a man can do that will increase the chances of his doctor saying that yes, his prostate is in fine shape.

Ensuring a healthy prostate

When a man thinks about prostate care, he often thinks about ejaculation. Many studies have come out over recent years that claim the more often a man ejaculates, the better his penis health will be, and the more likely his prostate will be healthy for years to come. However, other studies completely contradict this, and say that an older man with regular ejaculations will be healthier, while a young man might not be.

There could be one very simple reason for this: sexually transmitted diseases. Men tend to be very sexually active during their youngger years, sampling numerous partners during that time. However, each new partner brings a risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease. Therefore, a young man who is more sexually active with many partners is more likely to get an STD than the older man who has settled down with one partner and does not have to worry about that issue anymore.

All the studies do agree that sexually transmitted diseases affect prostate health, whether it's one bout of gonorrhea or a lifelong, chronic case of herpes. Therefore, the best thing a man can do for his prostate health is to practice safe sex at all times, including the use of a condom when he's with a new partner.

The second thing a man can do to ensure a healthy prostate and good overall penis health is visiting the doctor on a regular basis. As a man gets older, a prostate exam comes into play. Although these exams may seem embarrassing, they are absolutely necessary to make sure the prostate is not enlarged. Other issues are also covered, such as making sure there are no lumps or growths in the area.

If it is discovered that a man might have a problem with his prostate, getting good medical care immediately is imperative. Many men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer can overcome it with early detection, which is another reason it's so important to get those exams. If the doctor takes a 'wait and see' approach, it's important to keep every appointment and be ready to make a move if the doctor says it's time to treat.

Finally, a man should pay attention to his overall physical health. Eating the best foods, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking and indulging in vices in moderation – such as alcohol and fatty foods – can help a guy stay in good shape. If he has a medical issue, he should get it addressed on a regular basis and keep it under control. All these things contribute to overall health, not to mention penal health.

And speaking of penis health, a man can target that area directly with a topical penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . A man should look for a crème that contains a wealth of nutrients that are beneficial to the penis, such as Shea butter and vitamin E for softness and vitamin A for odor control. He can also look to vitamin D, C and B5 for better overall health, alpha lipoic acid to fight free radicals that lead to premature aging, L-carnitine for better sensation and L-arginine for better blood flow. With this combination of ingredients, his penis health stays top-notch – and that contributes to the health of his prostate, too.