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Apr 28, 2008

Do you know why masturbation reduces the risk of cancer?

Prof. Know Why answers for your general knowledge and awareness:

People have always linked masturbation with adult topics of discussions as because the first thought that comes with the word masturbation, is sex and lust. The society is normally hesitant and feels awkward to discuss on the subject of masturbation, openly and freely. Well, that is fine! But do the elders know the benefit of masturbation? I bet, not! A recent research-study has discovered an amazing fact about masturbation that may change the outlook of the society on the whole.

Researchers have found out that men who masturbate regularly are at a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

Yes, you read it right! In the study, Australian researchers concluded that frequent masturbation may help men cut their risk of contracting prostate cancer. It is believed that carcinogens may build up in the prostate if men do not ejaculate regularly, reported BBC News.

The researchers surveyed more than 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer, and 1,250 men who had not. They found that men who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to get cancer. Men who ejaculated more than five times each week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Sexual intercourse may not have the same effect because of the higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, which could in turn raise the risk of cancer. "Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of ejaculations", Graham Giles of the Cancer Council Victoria, who led the researchers, said in the article.

The prostate produces a fluid that is incorporated into ejaculation, which activates sperm and prevents them from sticking together. Studies on animals have shown that carcinogens like 3-methylchloranthrene can be harbored in the prostate. Frequent ejaculation encourages the cancer-inducing fluids to flush out.

So, do I still need to say, “Carry on men” or you have already got the message?

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