No, it doesn’t blind you. And now medical researchers say it’s not going to give you cancer either.
Frequent ejaculation during masturbation or sex, a new study has found, isn’t associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer, laying to rest a popular misconception. In fact, it may even decrease the risks for certain people.
The research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is based on surveys of nearly 30,000 men from 1992 to 2000. The mostly white males, ages 46 to 81, provided histories of sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission and masturbation during their twenties, forties and within the previous year.
Results showed no relationship between ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer for most categories.
In fact, men who reported frequent ejaculation over their lifetime–that’s more than four to seven times per month, in case you’re counting–had fewer overall cases of prostate cancer than those who ejaculated less often.
And those tireless individuals averaging 21 or more ejaculations a month over their lifetime showed only half the risk for developing the disease.
The researchers noted 38% of married people over 60 in the United States have sex one-to-four times per month, while 15% are sexually active at least five times per month.
Hmmm, very interesting 😉