Men: Frequent sex, masturbation may protect you against cancer

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In a study which followed nearly 30,000 men over eight years, researchers found that those that ejaculated 21 times per month or more were 30 per cent less likely to get prostate cancer, compared to men that ejaculated four to seven times a month.

Researchers found that men experiencing more than 12 ejaculations per month would start seeing the benefit – on average every second day or so.

According to Graham Giles, who led the study and told New Scientist,  “Increased ejaculation may allow the prostate gland to clear itself of carcinogens or of materials that form a substrate for the development of carcinogens.”

Another theory is that frequent drainage of prostate fluid stops tiny crystalloid microcalcifications – which have been associated with prostate cancer – from forming in the prostate duct, blocking the flow of fluid.

Most of the fluid you ejaculate is secreted by the prostate gland. If you stop ejaculating, the fluid stays in the gland, which tends to swell, causing lots of problems. Regular ejaculation will wash those fluids out and ensure the well being of your prostate until old age.

 

Journal reference: Journal of the American Medical Association (vol 291, p 1578)

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  • Kelly

    the author of this article is republishing old debunked studies from 2004….that was 10 years ago

    cite something current and relevant, that debunks myths:
    Brody, S. (2010). The relative health benefits of different sexual activities. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 1336–1361

    growing scientific consensus and research shows that masturbation is not healthy

    • Guest

      Would you care to explain what that study suggests for those without enough grad school equivalent knowledge nor access to these expensive journals?

    • Jean

      Would you care to explain what that study suggests for those without grad school knowledge to read and understand the article nor access to these expensive journals?

      • Kelly

        The studies say there is a measurable chemical/physiological difference between penis/vagina sex and other forms of sex (anal, oral, masturbation, etc.)….only penis/vagina sex is good while other forms of sex are associated with negative health indicators like prostate cancer etc.

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