According to a study having regular orgasms lowers the risk of prostate cancer. Men who ejaculate frequently reduce their risk of the disease.
The researchers, from Harvard Medical School, didn’t give a reason why orgasms could lower prostate cancer risk.
Nonetheless, a prior theory indicates that regular orgasms may flush out cancer-causing chemicals in the prostate.
Another theory explains that regular cleansing of sperm to allow new cells to develop, helps thwart the build-up of old cells that might be more likely to turn cancerous.
The primary function of prostate (a small satsuma-sized gland located between a man’s penis and his bladder) is to make a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, to create semen.
This study is thus far the largest on the frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer.
It revealed that men between the age of 40-49 —- who ejaculate 21 or more times a month — lower their risk of prostate cancer by 22%.
This was compared to men who ejaculate four to seven times a month.
The researchers failed to explain why ejaculation lowers the chances of prostate cancer, nonetheless they said the results were ‘particularly encouraging.’
The study followed around 32,000 healthy men for 18 years —- out of them 3,839 were later diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Men were queried regarding their average monthly frequency of ejaculation between the ages of 20 to 29, 40 to 49, and in 1991, the year prior to the questionnaire.
The data revealed that the more frequently a man ejaculated throughout his life, the lower his risk was of prostate cancer at all three of these points in time.
No change was noticed even after adjusting results to take factors such as diet, lifestyle and a history of prostate cancer screening into account.
Dr Jennifer Rider, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, however, warned to exercise caution.
She said: ‘While these data are the most compelling to date on the potential benefit of ejaculation on prostate cancer development, they are observational data and should be interpreted somewhat cautiously.
She called for more research into the specific changes in the prostate caused by ejaculation, to fathom how it lowers the risk of prostate cancer.
The research was presented at the American Urological Society annual meeting in New Orleans in May.
MEN WHO SLEEP WITH MULTIPLE WOMEN ‘REDUCE THEIR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER ‘
Men who take a lover – or 20 hopefully wouldn’t suffer prostate cancer.
A new study has found that men who sleep with multiple women are almost a third less likely to develop the disease.
Researchers at the University of Montreal found men who have over 20 notches on their bedpost cut their risk of prostate cancer by 28% .
On top of that the study found that men who have slept with more than 20 women reduced their odds of getting the most aggressive tumours by 19%.
Celibacy, on the contrary, doubles the risk of the disease.