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What are the salve and anal secretion glands?
  • What are the salve and anal secretion glands? What are their purposes? Where are they located in the body?

    I noticed on this website it mentioned that these glands prepare for ejaculation. Can anyone tell me about these glands and give me some links to read about them? I can't seem to find anything else about them on the web other than their being mentioned by name on this website. What types of fluids do these glands produce and does the anus really produce any types of fluids or lubricants? It was my understanding that the anal/rectal region produced no fluids or lubricants of any kind.
  • No clue, sorry I can't help you out there. Maybe someone else might know. The only thing I can think close to that is the inner mucosa does seem to secrete something as I have noticed that things get more slippery the longer I have something stuck up my rectum.
  • churney
    Posts: 42
    Other than finding it in the "Instructions" under "extended the pleasure section", I see no other reference to it, except in several of the off site instructions for Aneros use.
  • helixbill
    Posts: 148
    My wild guess goes back to a problem I was having about 30 years ago with difficult bowel movements. My doctor said that my anus was supposed to have a little secretion that lubricated the feces as it exited and apparently mine weren't working.

    The solution (as recommended by him) was to insert a small amount of Vaseline into my anus before bowel movements in order to make them easier. I have been doing that for 30 years now with no know ill effects from the Vaseline and it has helped make my bowel movements easier.

    On an evolutionary note, most mammals like dogs have 'anal glands' which not only secrete a small amount of lubricant but also has a distinctive odor that they use to park their territory. That is how dogs identify each other, by smelling their anus. That may be the predecessor to whatever glands we now have in our anus.

    In any case, the amount of lubricant provided by our anus is entirely insufficient for insertion of anything into our anus, hence heavy lubrication is necessary when using Aneros products.
  • equalityboy81
    Posts: 332
    I've e-mailed this very same question to the Aneros company over a month ago and I still haven't received a response or answer to my question and this question has to do with information stated on their website. Can anyone enlighten me as to what may be going on?
  • Does no one still have the answer for this? :cry: It's about material on the website.
  • newbie2009newbie2009
    Posts: 267
    Cowpers glands located just below the prostate start to work well before ejaculation. We refer to that secretion as pre-cum.

    I think 's explanation on anal glands is most accurate.
  • Cowpers glands located just below the prostate start to work well before ejaculation. We refer to that secretion as pre-cum.

    I think 's explanation on anal glands is most accurate.



    Well it states on this webpage of this site on the second to last sentence of the first paragraph of three paragraphs: "At this apex, most of your glands, including your salve gland and anal secretion gland, prepare for ejaculation, but your penis does not ejaculate. It is a superior and different experience."

    Click here, it's on this page: http://www.aneros.com/instructions3.php

    I've talked to the experts and they don't even know what it is. They told me to contact the site and they have never once emailed me back. If more of you could private message support from this forum and also emailed them at [email]support@aneros.com[/email] I would be greatful. No one I've talked to has ever heard of those glands in the human male anus. I looked them up on the internet and the searches always bring me back to the Aneros site or Aneros related sites.
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Equalityboy81,

    As I told you in correspondence several months ago, I strongly believe this to be a mistake or a typo. Bulbourethral glands (Cowper's), Prostate, Seminal Vesicles, Testicles, Littre's glands. When it comes to male sexual arousal, those are the structures that produce fluids.

    As Helixbill has said, some animals have anal glands, outside of small sebaceous glands (as far as I know) humans do not.

    In the meantime, I will see what I can do about getting this matter in the instructions section resolved.

    BF Mayfield
  • I appreciate that Mr. Mayfield. I do believe there may be something to what Helixbill said however about what his doctor told him about glands in the anus that lubricate stool for passing. I don't know whether this gland plays into any of the sexual nature though.
  • Is there any way the Littre's glands can be stimulated? Does the Aneros in any way stimulate these? I know they have something to do with a making the pre-cum fluid that lubricates the urethra.
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,473
    Hi EB81 and All.

    Here is darwin's thread on throat orgasms in which I posted about my experience with my anal glands:
    http://www.aneros.com/forum/throat-orgasm-t3916.html?highlight=anal%20glands

    More recently, when I was having the annual digital ano-rectal prostate inspection, I asked my doctor about the things I was feeling on my outer anal skin, concerned that they might be anal warts forming. "No, they are your anal glands." was the response.

    So, I seem to have come equipped with "autolube", a nice option if you can get it! :wink:

    I guess I must have activated them with all my exploring down there during puberty and for the following decade relatively intensively. That, and my chronic gastrointestinal problems which also may have been a stimulus to the glands activating. Intermittent use through middle age, and then more activity again in the last two plus years of Aneros and KSMO, and those glands are fully functional again, apparently. For example, there was no commercial lube there when mrs. a reached back, while riding my erection cowgirl style, and first slid her finger fully into me and giving me my first Super-O chain reaction experience of leg pumping, chest heaving, laughter and tears, multiple male orgasms (dry) with a partner! :shock: :D :D :lol:

    Sorry helixbill, I have to disagree regarding the quantity and value of natural anal lube! Anyone else aware of their anal glands?

    If I have the acidophilus adjusted correctly, there is nothing to clear up at the anus after a bowel movement butt a small amount of natural "lubricant" that one or two light dabs clears away...

    I have always been sensitive sexually at my anus. As HIH explains on their website for Peristal (Peridise at Aneros), the intermuscular groove between the inner and outer anal sphincters and nearby tissues are highly loaded with pudendal nerve endings (see Sessions 2.) : http://www.highisland.com/hm_instructions.php

    Therefore, a penile-focused sexual response is more likely from anal stimulus, and a penile, rather than prostate, centred orgasm perhaps EB, as you describe in you blog. I don't feel any stimulus exactly from the glands, butt there are pudendal nerve endings all around. EB, I think your reference to salve glands may be tied back to darwin discussing our saliva glands in the mouth re: throat orgasms.

    Here are two links from a Goggle Search of "human anal glands":

    http://www.slicksurface.com/medical-thesaurus/term/T536453/human-anal-glands.htm

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/r711136411542361/

    perhaps getting into "too much information"... 8)

    So, that's anal glands as far as I know so far.

    all the best finding your own "autolube" all

    artform
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    With respect to whether Littre's glands can be stimulated, these are small glands that line the urethra. Their purpose is to lubricate the urethra in anticipation of ejaculation. It is safe to assume that just about any stimulation that would increase arousal would effect these glands as well. Unlike Cowper's glands however, they can't be stimulated directly (manually stroking ones penis would be considered more indirect). The question is though, what is the intention of such stimulation? If the idea is to produce more fluid, I suppose that would be one thing, but if the idea is to generate a new sensation from this alone, one would be barking up the wrong tree. To begin with there are many glands in human body that provide little or no sensation in and of themselves. Furthermore, the only thing that might generate stimulation of these glands directly is the use of a sound or a similar device, which I'm on the record as being against. (It's a delicate and sterile environment....I say, keep it that way.)

    On the matter of "anal glands". Let me clarify the statement that I made earlier. I'm aware of some sources, (predating the early 1960's) that have referred to the existence of vestigial anal glands in a certain percentage of the human population. Most of these studies describe them as sebaceous glands, associated with hair follicles and sweat glands (as I alluded to in my earlier comments). In one study (1914) the existence of mucus producing cells was observed. Whether this constitutes full inclusion in a general discussion of the male sexual response (as in the instructions section of this forum) is debatable. The fact remains that the vast majority of sexual literature makes it very clear that the rectum and anus are not self lubricating. That said, for those, like Artform who possess this characteric and are fully functional in this regard...it may indeed play a role in one's cycle of arousal. (It certainly saves money on lube!). I do know that over the years that I've been involved here, I've seen posts from a handful of users that describe something similar to what Artform has stated. Whether this is attributable to an overproduction of mucus in the colon or localized to these circumanal glands (as in Artform's case) remains unclear.

    But as with my previous comment about Littre's glands, I have doubts about there being a high degree of afferent nerve supply that would allow one to distinguish between palpation of these vestigial glands and the surrounding area. (Bear in mind that the seminal vesicles which are responsible for roughly 60% of the volume of ejaculate have far less sensitivity than the prostate).

    Perhaps Artform can provide us with more information on this, i.e. has he ever been able to identify the precise location of said glands and if so, has he been able to identify a unique sensation from stimulating them.

    BF Mayfield


    p.s. This was the resource that I uncovered on this topic. Again, nothing current or definitive.

    https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/1811/4757/1/V61N02_065.pdf
  • So are ya'll saying that some have one, some, all, or no anal gland(s) that is/are present in some humans but not all? And would there be a difference between the anal glands or male and female or would one gender have it and not the other? Could Artform have certain anal glands that the rest of us do not have? I wonder if there is any kind of awakening of these glands like with the rewiring of the prostate or prolonged arousal.
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,473
    Oh Good Grief! Another vanishingly small minority group of which I am a member! :shock: :lol:

    Thanks Brian for your details on this phenomenon. I can identify the glands individually, butt do not perceive any special stimulus from them compared to the surrounding tissues. They have not played any particular role aside from the delight of having "autolube" on some if not all occasions. They have not been a focus of any type, in and of themselves, in arousal or climax or any other sexual response profile.

    I have a friend who years ago noted my long legs and and equally long arms and commented that I must represent a close connection to our otherwise distant primate ancestors. As both an historian and a futurist I have a particular interest in longitudinal studies with great time depth. What can I say? It must be in my genes as well as my jeans. :wink:

    Or could they be in the category of optional genetic expression events that are triggered by an environmental cause? I my case, model Atlas and Redstone missiles fitting out my lower alimentary canal as a rocket wash on heavy use cycles! :lol: :lol:

    Recently here, ArchAngel_G has noted that he produces some natural anal/rectal lube too. http://www.aneros.com/forum/newbie-questions-t4398.html Though few, we are not alone. 8)

    EB, you have said that you do too on occasion. Can you tell us more?

    weep not those who have lost the autolube inheritance, you have been well provided otherwise

    artform
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    You know, I wasn't quite sure what to make of this thread until yesterday after a session. For many months now I've noticed after removing my Progasm that often times there are string(s) of what I thought was just shea butter. As it looked very similar. I never cared to touch my Aneros after it's been inside of me, with the exception of hand washing. But after yesterdays first session I took a closer look, and low and behold. The "lube" that looked a little different, was indeed not shea butter. It was very mucus like, and held a string as I pulled my finger away. Shea butter does not respond like that at all. In my second session yesterday I found the same thing. It always seems to sit somewhere around the cleft of where the prostate fits on the front side of the Progasm. Makes me wonder if this is the same thing artform is talking about in his experience. Interesting indeed!!!

    Love_is
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,473
    Hi Love_is. :D

    That you can identify the location of this stringy mucous on your Progasm, suggests that it has been produced by your rectal muscle wall's mucous membrane layer, possibly an added amount due to the rubbing on that membrane and muscle wall stretched over your prostate.

    I get that from time to time too.

    Butt, the anal glands provide a different fluid, thicker than sweat and not as thick as stringy mucous, that coats rather than clings in clumps, and has a light oiliness to it. The anal glands are said, in some references, to be modified larger sweat glands with sebaceous glands paired or integrated. The "autolube" effect is simply that the anus is smooth, slick and easily passed through inbound (finger, aneros, etc.) or outbound (retraction or stool). It is not present in sufficient quantities to actually fully lube the finger or aneros itself. The rectal mucous membrane can contribute to that.

    The "autolube" effect is just at the anus opening and is light, but very pleasant and very handy. :wink:

    isn't it great to find our bodies participating actively in our adventures at so many levels; naturally

    artform
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,473
    Hi EB81, BFM, and All 8)

    Well, don't worry, I don't intend to leave it here for much time. :?

    My temporary avatar, since I cannot seem to upload the image otherwise, is a photo of artform's anus and the now infamous anal glands! :oops: :roll: :oops: :lol:

    The glands are the raised nodes most prominent above the number 5 in the date below. There may be more in the intermuscular groove between the inner and outer sphincters as some anatomy drawings suggest, butt I cannot get my camera... :lol: :lol:

    well you did ask for more information about this string of pearls

    artform
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Talk about giving something your all! Lol. But then again, a picture is worth a thousand words, eh? This seems consistent with the sebaceous gland in association with hair follicle concept.

    BF Mayfield
  • artformartform
    Posts: 1,473
    Brian, your tolerance it noted. Thanks. :lol:

    Actually, what I've seen says they are enlarged sweat glands with sebaceous glands associated.

    I have another new avatar on standby, believe me! :lol:

    EDIT: Well evidence is evidence, butt everyone's had their chance and now it is gone. So, let me introduce The Green Man Contemplating the Golden Apple: http://www.aneros.com/forum/welcome-to-the-new-avatar-t4419.html

    a refreshing change (awaits) accomplished for your edification rather than my mortification :roll:

    artform