Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate-a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Some of its signs and symptoms include trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in semen, discomfort in the pelvic area, among others.

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Harvard Study

According to Harvard’s Health Professionals study (2003-2004), men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month enjoyed a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared with men who reported four to seven ejaculations a month throughout their lifetimes.

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Australian Study

An Australian study of 2,338 men came to a similar conclusion. In all, men who averaged 4.6 to seven ejaculations a week were 36% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 70 than men who ejaculated less than 2.3 times a week on average

However, the studies show no connection between this type of cancer and the number of sex partners.

Boston University of Public Health

More so, a study from the Boston University of Public Health also found that more frequent ejaculation in the absence of risky sexual behaviours correlated with a lower incidence of a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Specifically, the study spanned 18 years and looked at men between the ages of 20—29 years as well as 40—49 years. Men in the younger group who ejaculated 21 or more times per month dropped their risk of prostate cancer by 19 percent compared to those who ejaculated between four and seven times per month. And men in the older group received, even more, benefit from more regular orgasms: Those who ejaculated at least 21 times per month reduced their risk by 22 percent.


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