I'm a 40-year-old gay man who engages in anal play with an over-sized dildo at least once per week. Since I'm middle-aged (and African-American, though I don't know if this increases my risk), I've been thinking about being screened for prostate cancer, but I'm concerned: Could my anal play cause my prostate to swell and therefore inappropriately skew the test? If so, I should probably lay off of anal play for awhile before I get tested, but for how long?
It's a good idea to have a prostate exam since you are 40. I wish I could tell you how long to stay away from anal sex play but I'm not sure. If I had to guess I would say at least a week or so. I hope your exam comes out just fine. Remar
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