Guys, I have good news for you. Beating your meat not only saves your relationship by keeping you from cheating, but it could also save your life. Seriously.
Not that we need another reason to justify male sex drives but science is really on our side here. The good folks at Harvard Medical School concluded that “high ejaculation frequency seemed to protect against prostate cancer.” Harvard conducted a study on almost 30,000 men between the ages of 46-81. These men reported their number of ejaculations per month between young adulthood (under 30 years old) and mid-life (ages 40-49). We are curious to know how the men tracked their ejaculations over that span of time, but thank God they did! The scientists discovered that men who ejaculated 21 or more times per month enjoyed a 33 percent lower risk of prostate cancer compared to men who reported they only ejaculated four to seven times a month.
Ejaculations included sexual intercourse, nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) and masturbation. Apparently, ejaculating helps to flush out those evil cancer-causing toxins. Don't act like you didn't know this the whole time (*wink wink*). The brilliant dudes at Harvard also reported that a healthy sex life in general lowers the risk of cancer. We would not recommend using these health facts as a hookup line on Tinder — unless you are trying to sleep with a doctor, of course — because no one else will understand it.
Prostate cancer is one of leading health risks for men. According to United States statistical data relating to prostate cancer, approximately 11.6 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetime. In 2017, 161, 360 new cases are estimated to appear. Based on previous data from 2012-2014, the number of deaths was 21.4 per 100,000 men per year. What does this mean for guys? The average month is about 31 days, so if you can find a way to ejaculate 65-68 percent of the month, you possibly could remain prostate cancer-free.
Guys, if you are of a certain age, it’s important to visit your doctor regularly to check for prostate cancer to detect early signs that can help save your life.
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, but you can never been too safe! In the meantime, if you want to get a head start on fighting cancer, it seems whacking off is actually a preventive method. Excessive masturbation has some unhealthy consequences, though, so don’t go overboard!
Of course, dieting and proper exercise can help prevent cancers from forming as well, but a good orgasm always trumps #chestday! Next time your partner or (sadly) your mom catches you midway through your pleasurable experience with your hand, instead of being shamefully embarrassed, confidently grab your lotion bottle and say with a courageous face “I AM FIGHTING CANCER!”
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