Believe it or not, here’s a health tip that most men will love because it includes having more orgasms!
Ejaculating around 21x/month seems like the magic number to reducing your risk of prostate cancer.
Over the years, there’s been increasing evidence that link the more times you ejaculate with lower chances of prostate cancer.
Harvard’s Health Professionals Follow-up Study surveyed 29,342 men between the ages of 46 and 81 reported their average number of ejaculations per month during the ages 20–29, ages 40–49, and in the most recent year of the study.
Ejaculations included all forms: sex, wet dreams, and masturbation. They also provided detailed health and lifestyle data every two years from 1992 to 2000. The scientists found that men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month experienced a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared with men who reported only 4-7 ejaculations per month throughout their life.
Another study performed in Australia included 2,338 men and it reached the same conclusion: men who averaged 4.6-7 ejaculations per week were 36% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 70 than the men who ejaculated less than 2.3 times per week on average.
A recent 2016 study made the strongest case yet. The researchers tracked 32,000 men over the course of 18 years and had them answer questions about how often they ejaculated, whether through sex, masturbation or wet dreams. The researchers found that the men who ejaculated at least 21x/month had about a 20% lower chance of prostate cancer, compared with those who ejaculated less (4-7 times per month). This was true among several age groups.
Although the percentages vary from 33% to 36% to 20%, the conclusion is one and the same.
The magic number of ejaculations per month to reduce your risk of prostate cancer is around 21.
Why is this so?
Some scientists believe that an orgasm flushes out cancer-determining toxins that build up in the prostate.
The male prostate gland is a filtering mechanism that flushes out harmful chemicals or impurities that could possibly damage the sperm cells. If these toxins aren’t flushed out, then they accumulate and can cause diseases such as prostate cancer.
Studies have even found that carcinogens such as 3-methylchloranthrene, from cigarette smoke, are also built up and concentrated in the prostate.
Unfortunately, you can’t simply ejaculate a lot and expect to be fine. A healthy lifestyle is key.
Other factors such as genetics, lifestyle, number of children, diet, nature of sexual activity, and education contribute to this risk and they have not been fully understood in what capacity they increase the risk of prostate cancer or affect these studies.
*Please note that this does not prove that ejaculating more frequently PREVENTS cancer – it only signifies a reduction in risk.