First Prostate ExamI was absolutely terrified before my first prostate exam. What would it feel like? Is it true that the cause erections? If I had an erection would the Dr see, and what might they say? And some other worries.
I was used to genital exams and the Dr who was performing them. I have had a female Dr for many years now, and she is very good, easy to talk to and thorough but gentle in her examinations.
After she had completed my genital exam, she explained she would carry out a rectal exam, and that I should lay on my side and raise my knee to my chest. She explained she needed to apply lube, which was very old. She then explained she would insert a finger in me, gently push to find my prostate, and then turn her finger clockwise whilst examining prostate, and remove it. The whole thing would be over in seconds.
I bit my lip and lay in the position requested. I felt the lube, then the finger being inserted. I will never get used to that sensation. Once her finger was inserted, things Warn't too bad. I felt her push up to my prostate, felt the probing, and the rotation. I think I moaned slightly, and could feel the beginnings of an erection, but not a full blown one. The exam was over in seconds, and the Dr handed me some tissues to clean up and drop in the bin at the end of the exam table. She left me alone to do this whilst she took her gloves off, giving me the privacy to clean up without her seeing me on display again.
I do not fear rectal exams now, that said I don't enjoy them either, but I am fortunate to have the Dr I do.