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Physiological purpose of the prostate
  • genegene
    Posts: 1
    I'm just starting to explore this realm of sexuality and am realizing that I don't know what the function of the prostate actually is. What is it supposed to do? Its purpose?

    What is its corresponding part in female anatomy (ie, what happens to the prostate "potential" when the genderless embryo differentiates into a baby girl)?
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
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    (this post was edited 2005-10-09 20:52:20)


    The prostate is a walnut sized gland (in healthy males) that's located underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The primary purpose of the prostate is procreative. It secretes a fluid that helps transport sperm and buffers the acidic pH of the vagina.

    With respect to your second question, I think that you have your embryology turned around. Developmentally speaking, most higher forms of life begin as female . Males are in essence... differentiated females! The nature of sexual/gender assignment is really a matter of hormonal balance during key phases of development. The penis, for example, is an organ that develops from tissue that would have become a clitoris in the female. What are the origins of the prostate? Frankly, I'm not certain. It could be the paraurethral glands (a series of small glands that line certain areas of the urethra in females, and secrete a substance similar in composition to prostate fluid). It is believed that these glands may be responsible for the so called female ejaculation observed in some women, resulting from Gspot stimulation. (Not to be confused with the absurdly produced 16 second gully washers seen in some X-rated videos). The location of the Gspot itself, an area said to be in close proximity to the urethra, again, may hint at the origin of the neural aspects of the prostate.

    BF Mayfield