How do I know I found my prostate?
Doctors use the digital rectal exam (DRE) as a relatively simple test to check the prostate. Because the prostate is an internal organ, your doctor cannot look at it directly. But because the prostate lies in front of the rectum, they can feel it by inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum.
How far up is the prostate?
The prostate sits around 2 inches inside the rectum. A person can insert a clean, lubricated finger into the anus, with the finger pointing toward the naval. According to Planned Parenthood, the prostate is sensitive to pressure.
How do I find my prostate from the outside?
External prostate massage may involve exerting pressure on the perineum, the area about halfway between the anus and the scrotum. Practitioners can also perform prostate massage by gently rubbing the belly, between the pubic bone and the belly button. Devices are also available to assist with external prostate massage.