Frequent ejaculation may reduce your risk of getting prostate cancer. Sounds like good news? It is. Well, how often is frequent? A study at Harvard Medical School says 21 times a month while an Australian study says about 7 times a week.
Does this apply to all men? Here is the catch: one study shows that it is an effective preventive measure in men 50 years of age and older. The fact that something pleasurable may help reduce the risk is such welcoming news.
What Research Shows
Although there is much evidence in favor of frequent ejaculation, researchers do not fully understand why it might help prevent prostate cancer.
One theory explains that ejaculating helps get rid of cancer-causing agents in the prostate gland. There are many conflicting findings and similar theories. This is especially so with the age when ejaculation occurs.
One 2008 study claimed that men who were very sexually active in their twenties and thirties were more likely to develop prostate cancer.
The Harvard Study previously mentioned did not support this claim. Instead, it showed that there are increased benefits of ejaculation for men of all ages. It found nothing related to the increased risk of prostate cancer due to the age of ejaculation.
In other news, the Australian study demonstrated the possibility of frequent ejaculation reducing the risk of prostate cancer during young adulthood.
The relationship between ejaculation and prostate cancer needs more substantial evidence and research. Note that even in older men, frequent ejaculation may be preventive, not curative.
Do You Think You Are At Risk For Prostate Cancer?
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the next most common cancer affecting men. Well, you may be at risk if you are:
above the age of 50
African American descent
exposed to chemicals
eats meals high in fat and low in fiber
has a stronger than usual sex drive as a result of higher levels of male hormones
has had sexually transmitted disease
Reduce Your Risk
There is evidence to show that you can reduce your risk of prostate cancer by doing the following:
adopt a healthy lifestyle
eat less red meat and more vegetables, fruits, and fibers
reduce your intake of dairy fats
If at 50 years and above you can do the above-mentioned and have more sex for frequent ejaculation, you may just be protected against prostate cancer.