Here's a reason you can use to defend your penchant to, uhm, jack off.
A recent research about the relationship between ejaculation and the development of prostate cancer has produced a really interesting result: Masturbation can possbily reduce the risk of having the dreaded disease!
The study observed around 32, 000 men for 18 years. 3, 839 of them were later diagnosed with prostate cancer. Jennifer R. Rider, the researcher behind the study, then asked the participants the golden question: How many times do they ejaculate in one month?
The intriguing data: Men who ejaculated more had a reduced risk of having prostate cancer. For example, men aged 41-49 who unleashed their seed at least 21 times a month had a whopping 22-percent risk reduction compared to those who did so only four to seven times a month. Fap-tastic news, right?
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The study, however, couldn't explain how frequent orgasm lower prostate cancer risk.
"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," Rider said.
It has been theorised in other studies that regular masturbation may flush out cancer-causing elements and allows new cells to develop. We don't know about you but this might just be the best proof yet!