Masturbation may prevent prostate cancer
SUMMARY: Researchers find that men who masturbate frequently are at a reduced risk of cancer.
Frequent masturbation may help men cut their risk of contracting prostate cancer, Australian researchers have found. It is believed that carcinogens may build up in the prostate if men do not ejaculate regularly, BBC News reported on Wednesday. The researchers surveyed more than 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer, and 1,250 men who had not. They found that men who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to get cancer. Men who ejaculated more than five times each week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.
comment: Jay Leno had fun with this last night - if it's true that frequent masturbation prevents cancer, how could there be any prostate cancer at all?
ps: this was also reported in 2003 but it seems to have been ignored.
"If these findings hold up, then it's perfectly reasonable that men should be encouraged to masturbate," he says.
pps: someone should tell the Vatican.