Health | A daily orgasm keeps the doctor away
Don’t hold back, boys! Experts have confirmed that men should have at least 21 orgasms a month to help ward off prostate cancer.
According to scientists from Harvard University, regular ejaculations appear to be a powerful antidote in helping to prevent the all-too-common male cancer.
The study of 32,000 men, published in the European Urology journal, found that the minimum number of organisms that have a significant impact is no less than 21 per month.
Men who said they ejaculated 21 times or more each month reduced their risk of prostate cancer by a whopping 33 percent.
“We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said the researchers.
“This large prospective study provides the strongest evidence to date of a beneficial role of ejaculation in the prevention of prostate cancer,” they added.
It’s not entirely clear why this works, but it’s believed that by ejaculating you reduce prostate inflammation and clear out toxins from your system that may otherwise build up and cause harm.
If you don’t have a partner to help you out, no problem; you can do it yourself (it’s just as effective – your prostate can’t tell the difference).
The study backs up a decade worth of research into the field, confirming that a healthy sex life reduces the chances of getting prostate cancer.
The researchers noted that prostate cancer accounts for approximately 15% of all new cancer diagnoses among men worldwide and is increasing globally,
In South Africa, it is among the top cancers that affect men. Other than regular ejaculations, there are no other known recommendations to decrease your risk. That’s why it’s important to get tested annually once you hit your forties.
In the meantime, make sure you have your regular orgasms. It not only feels great, but it’s good for you!
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