A NEW study released has found that masturbating daily with the intent of ejaculation can reduce your chance of developing prostate cancer.
According to reports coming from the UK, the study saw 32,000 men take part in the course of 18 years and it is believed to be the largest scientific male ejaculation study to date.
Men in the 40-49 age bracket who ejaculated more than 21 times a month showed a 22% lower risk of developing the disease.
There are speculations that ejaculation can rid the prostate of cancer-causing chemicals, along with theories that if sperm is “cleaned out” in this manner it can stop a build-up of old cells that could become cancerous.
However, doctors have warned that the study’s results should be interpreted with caution.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Dr Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School said: “While these data are the most compelling to date on the potential benefit of ejaculation on prostate cancer development, they are observational data and should be interpreted somewhat cautiously.
“At the same time, given the lack of modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer, the results of this study are particularly encouraging.”
In Australia more than 3000 men die of prostate cancer each year and around 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year.