Headache? But honey, you wouldn’t want me to get cancer, would you?
A U.S. study suggests that men with a lifetime average of ejaculation of 21 times per month were one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer then men whose average was only four to seven times a month, with the reduced risk starting at around an average of twelve times monthly.
I particularly love the cheery last line of this article from the New Scientist:
Frequent sexual intercourse and masturbation protects men against a common form of cancer, suggests the largest study of the issue to date yet.
The US study, which followed nearly 30,000 men over eight years, showed that those that ejaculated most frequently were significantly less likely to get prostate cancer. The results back the findings of a smaller Australian study revealed by New Scientist in July 2003 that asserted that masturbation was good for men. …
[Australian research Graham] Giles notes that neither study examines ejaculation during the teenage years–which may be a crucial factor. But he says: “Although much more research remains to be done, the take home message is that ejaculation is not harmful, and very probably protective of prostatic health–and it feels good!”
Mmmm… Finally the scientists discover something that feels good is actually good for us. It sure is a nice change from the usual “x causes cancer” news.