Ejaculate 21 Times a Month to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
If you are a man who is wondering how you can reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, ask yourself one question: “How many times a month am I ejaculating?” Yes, you read that correctly! The findings of a new U.S. study would indicate that if men are ejaculating at least 21 times per month (which equates to 252 times a year), it can greatly lower their chances of prostate cancer, and by an incredible 33% it would seem. This is contrasted against blokes who are only shall we say ‘releasing’ themselves 4 to 7 times every month. However, for those who are single and are either struggling to find a partner, or simply choose not to have one and enjoy a carefree bachelor life, there is great news…The findings seem to be true irrespective of if the ejaculation was as a result of sexual activity or masturbation. The study involved Harvard University researchers assessing 31,925 men. All were health individuals and had filled out a questionnaire regarding their frequency of ejaculation back in 1992. Monthly ejaculation frequency was looked at for men aged between 20 and 29, and 40 to 49, with ejaculation allowed from either sex or masturbating. The subjects were tracked all the way until 2010. Overall, 3,839 of the men in the study were diagnosed with prostate cancer during the timeframe of the analysis. The researchers involved in the study have failed to give a detailed explanation why they believe having around 21 orgasms within a month can offer protection against the onset of prostate cancer, but past research would indicate that ejaculating can get rid of substances and infections that are linked to cancer. Moreover, ejaculation could help to reduce inflammation, again, another widely known factor behind cancer. “We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer,” explained the author of the study. “This large prospective study provides the strongest evidence to date of a beneficial role of ejaculation in the prevention of prostate cancer.” Prostate cancer remains the most prevalent cancer amongst men, with around 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year in Britain, and 11,000 deaths occur each year from the disease, but Prostate Cancer UK say this may soar to 15,000 a year by 2026. The symptoms of prostate cancer and information on seeking treatment can be found on the NHS Choices website.