An orgasm a day can lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 20%, study reveals
konknaijaboy | On 20, May 2015
- Men who ejaculate more frequently lower their risk of the disease
- Those who ejaculate 21 times a month or more cut their risk by 22%
- This was compared to men who ejaculated up to 7 times a month
- Theorists say orgasm flushes out cancer-causing chemicals and old cells
Regular orgasms can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, a study has found.
Men who ejaculate more regularly throughout their lives lower their risk of the disease.
The researchers, from Harvard Medical School, did not explain why orgasms could lower prostate cancer risk.
However it has previously been theorised that regular orgasms may flush out cancer-causing chemicals in the prostate.
Another theory is that if sperm is regularly cleaned out to allow new cells to develop, it helps stop the build-up of old cells that might be more likely to turn cancerous.
The prostate is a small satsuma-sized gland located between a man’s penis and his bladder, whose main function is to produce a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, to create semen.
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