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Study Suggests Ejaculation Reduces The Risk Of Prostate Cancer


Great news for men has finally arrived. A seminal study confirmed that often ejaculation reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Now, men are aware that sex and masturbation are not only pleasurable things to practice as often as they can, but doing so they will also protect their health.

This satisfying discovery was announced by a team of researchers at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. The researchers claimed this based on a presented research conducted on men who volunteered in the Health Professionals Follow-up study.

31.925 men participated in the study. The condition of these men was followed starting from 1992 when the men were in their 20s and continued until 2010. During this period, 3.839 of these men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and for 384 of them the cancer was lethal.

Men who ejaculated 21 times a month and more in their 20s were 19% less likely to suffer from prostate cancer than men who did that 4-7 times a month. Men who ejaculated more frequently in their 40s were 22% less likely to develop a prostate cancer.

Jennifer Rider, the lead author of the study said: “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”.

At the time of the study she was working at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. (Source)

Moreover, in The Science of Orgasm, written by Barry R, Jinusayrjm Carlos Beyer-Flores, it was stated that mortality risk was 50% lower among men who had frequent orgasms (twice or more a week).

How exactly will ejaculation protect you from prostate cancer? Dr. Rider explains that the orgasm itself has many protective benefits. A research shows that during an orgasm, the hormones oxytocin and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are released. 

Oxytocin will lower the blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, while dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can also reduce the risk of cervical and breast cancer in women.

Prostate cancer holds the second place as the most common form of cancer among American men. According to some calculations of the American Cancer Society, there were about 220.800 new cases of cancer in 2015 and about 27.540 deadly cases from prostate cancer.

So regular doctor’s appointments can help you diagnose the disease earlier and treat it properly. More than 2.9 million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive today.

Furthermore, now you know the more pleasurable option how you can prevent prostate cancer, so do it regularly.