Frequent ejaculation reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
Your health is in your own hands, guys! New research by the Boston University of Public Health has shown that frequent ejaculation may reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Health benefits are the same if you come alone or with a partner.
The study, which spanned 18 years, examined how ejaculation frequency affected the risk of prostate cancer. Guys aged 20 to 29 that ejaculated 21 times or more each month were 19 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than than those who ejaculated 4 – 7 times a month.
Guys in the 40 – 49 year-old group who came 21 times a month or more reduced their chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer by 22 percent.
The study showed the relationship with ejaculation and prostate cancer to be dose-dependent. That means that the more you ejaculate, the higher the health benefits—even if you don’t get to 21 times a month.
Although researchers are not yet sure what ejaculation cancer link is, the study’s author, Jennifer R. Rider, Sc.D., M.P.H., says it may be because more frequent clearing of the prostate, via ejaculation, could reduce the chances that tumor-inducing infections may develop.