Masturbation might save your life – real science


Masturbation Save Your Life

Men who ejaculate regularly enjoy a lower risk of prostate cancer compared to peers who get off less often, according to a decades-long US study. Therefore, masturbation might potentially save your life.

The study, recently published in the journal European Eurology, looked at 32,000 male participants, beginning in 1992. Researchers followed the men’s masturbation and sex habits in their 20s and through their 40s. They found an inverse relationship between orgasm frequency and prostate cancer.

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During the time of the study, around 4000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. The findings showed that those who enjoyed an orgasm more than 21 times a month in their 20s and 40s also enjoyed almost 20% less chance of a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Lead author Jennifer Rider said prostate cancer prevention might include safe sexual activity as a preventative.

Ejaculation frequency

“Ejaculation frequency is, to some extent, a measure of overall health status in that men at the very low end of ejaculation – 0 to 3 times per month – were more likely to have other (medical problems) and die prematurely from causes other than prostate cancer.”

Other urology and cancer researchers told Reuters it was too early to establish a link. Other physical variables, such as healthy diet and normal weight might also contribute to the lower risk of cancer.

Annually, approximately 1.1 million men face a prostate cancer diagnosis globally. More than 300,000 will die of prostate cancer this year. The cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2011, according to government statistics.

But we say, if masturbation might provide any sort of health benefit, we’re all for it. Because if we need to beat off to beat cancer, we’ll happily grow hair on the palms of our hands. Though this one-handed typing is a bugger!

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