Reason number 6,742 Why Sex Is Awesome: It might help prevent prostate cancer!
Researchers followed 32,000 men starting in 1992 and continued through 2010. In that span, 4,000 of the subjects were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Turns out, the guys who ejaculated more often were less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Cum quick! To the Jack-mobile!
I’m sorry. That was terrible. I’ll stop now.
What researchers realized is that men who ejaculated 21 or more times per month in their 20s were 19% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men who only ejaculated 7 or fewer times per month. Guys who ejaculated more often in their 40s were 22% less likely to be diagnosed.
If you read the Reuters article that reports on this study, you’ll see there’s a whole lot of fine print that basically reminds us all that correlation is not causation and more study is needed. The researchers running the study can’t explain what physical mechanism might be responsible for the reduced cancer risk and that it would need a lot more attention. There is also the flaw of self-reporting; no one was following the subjects of the study around and ticking a list every time they ejaculated, so the numbers aren’t perfect.
However, this is yet another study that shows that orgasms can’t hurt — and might really help — you. So grab a willing partner or your favorite video and get off!