Good news for all the habitual self-gratifiers out there, or if you happen to be that guy that gets laid more than anyone thought humanly possible.
A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that masturbating frequently, or having lots and lots of sex, can significantly decrease your chances of developing prostate cancer (double yay).
The sexual patterns of 32,000 men were analyzed for the study, and it was concluded that men who ejaculated more were about 33 percent less likely to have prostate cancer. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the research also pinpointed how many times a dude should be his own best friend (or someone else’s) each month and that number is 21.
“We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer,” the report stated. “This large prospective study provides the strongest evidence to date of a beneficial role of ejaculation in the prevention of prostate cancer.”
Scientists aren’t exactly sure why orgasms are good for the prostate, but they reportedly believe it’s associated with ejaculation flushing toxins from the system. Toxins that without regular ejaculation can fill the prostate with harmful bacteria and viruses.
So, don’t forget to set aside three weeks out of every month to either jack off or knock boots. If you’re in the majority and are much more likely to spend a lot of that time being with yourself, look on the bright side. Jerking off sure beats the hell out of anything else that can stave off cancer.