Prior to puberty, the prostate is inactive in boys, similar to the uterus in girls. Puberty triggers the growth of the prostate and it begins to function. After sexual maturity, the prostate grows slowly.
In young men, the prostate is a walnut-sized gland, which is part of the male reproductive system. It is located directly beneath the bladder and encloses the first section of the urethra, which runs through the prostate. The prostate produces a secretion, which acts as a nutrient and medium for sperm. During male orgasm, muscle contractions press the prostate secretion through small holes in the urethra, where it is mixed with the sperm cells, which have also been pressed into the urethra at the same time. Thus, the ejaculation-fluid is generated, which is shot out of the urethra when a man experiences an orgasm. Thus, the prostate is solely a part of the reproductive process - however, it has nothing to do with a man's potency. Sexual desire and erection are not influenced by the prostate.