Ejaculating at least 21 times a month reduces prostate cancer risk, study finds

Alice Sholl
Contributor
Another reason to get down and dirty [Photo: Pexels]

Men: We have some good news for you.

If you ejaculate more than 21 times a month, you’re probably reducing your risk of developing prostate cancer.

According to a new study published in European Urology, releasing your seed at least this many times a month your prostate cancer risk will nose dive compared to those who do it just four-to-seven times.

And that’s whether it happens during sex or going solo.

You’re just looking after your health after all [Photo: Pexels]

Researchers at Harvard University analysed the data of 31,925 healthy men who completed a questionnaire about their ejaculation back in 1992.

Average monthly ejaculation frequency was assessed in the men aged 20-29 years, 40-49 years and the year before the questionnaire was completed.

They were then followed up until 2010, during which time 3839 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

And they found that those that ejaculated at least 21 times a month – compared to those that ejaculated 4-7 times a month – significantly reduced their risk of the cancer in both age groups.

The researchers didn’t speculate as to why this is [Photo: Pexels]

“These findings provide additional evidence of a beneficial role of more frequent ejaculation throughout adult life in the etiology [cause] of PCa [prostate cancer], particularly for low-risk disease,” the study’s authors wrote.

They added: “We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer.”

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