Masturbation may protect against prostate cancer says Aussie study

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New research suggests frequent masturbation may protect men against prostate cancer in later life.

The Australian study questioned more than 2000 men about their past sexual habits as part of a prostate cancer study.

It indicated men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer, reports the news.com website

"What we found was men who ejaculated most in their twenties, thirties and forties had about a third less prostate cancer risk than men in the lowest category of ejaculation," said Professor Graham Giles, head of cancer epidemiology at the Cancer Council Victoria.

"The men who were the high performers in terms of ejaculating had a third less prostate cancer risk than men who were in the lowest category of ejaculation."

He said one explanation for the apparent beneficial effects of self-pleasuring was that frequent ejaculation prevented semen from building up in the ducts, where it could potentially become carcinogenic.

Prof Giles said previous reports had found an increased risk of prostate cancer among prisoners and Roman Catholic priests.

Prof Giles said the study may have implications for prostate cancer patients who grew up at a time when the practice was frowned upon.

"I really think that masturbation is a quite normal human activity, and if the habit can also be shown to be healthy and beneficial, why not?"
 

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A thought occurs to me. If this is (possiby?) as a result of a build-up of old sperm (yeughhh) then what is the case for men who have had a vasectomy where the sperm can't escape from the testes?

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what a change from before when they used to say that it would make you go blind....
 

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If I could read this I'd think of a witty reply. ;)
 

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