Hidden Benefits in Male Masturbation

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 25, 2008 at 6:29 PM Menīs Health News
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Hidden Benefits in Male Masturbation
Australian researchers have come up with a new research that seems to highlight the benefits of masturbation for men. A latest insight has revealed that men who masturbate regularly may be doing themselves a big favor of cutting their risk of prostate cancer.

One of the most common types of cancer afflicting men, prostate cancer, is known to be risky for men above fifty years. It is estimated that annually about 35,000 men in the United Kingdom suffer cancer of the prostate. Almost 10,000 of them do not survive the disease.

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During the study, the research team noted the sexual habits of 1,000 men with prostate cancer and 1,250 healthy men. The study revealed that those men who had frequent ejaculations between 20 and 50 years of age received adequate protection against the risk of prostate cancer.

So, how does ejaculation during masturbation offer such protective benefits? Is it the same with sexual intercourse?

During ejaculation, carcinogens are flushed out from the prostate gland. This happens when the prostate gland produces a fluid during ejaculation that energizes the sperms and prevents them from sticking to one another. Dr. Graham Giles, of the Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne, added, "It's a prostatic stagnation hypothesis. The more you flush the ducts out, the less there is to hang around and damage the cells that line them."

According to Dr. Giles, sexual intercourse may not have the same effect due to the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. STD's could only escalate the risk of cancer rather than mitigate it. "Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of ejaculations," he said.

Happy with the findings of the study, Anthony Smith, deputy director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne, said, "Masturbation is part of people's sexual repertoire. If these findings hold up, then it's perfectly reasonable that men should be encouraged to masturbate."

Source: Medindia

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But shouldn`t this affect body weight and balance ? Bcos after doing this for somedays i was even loosing balance of my feet


I masturbate about 2 - 3 times a day. My sexual life should be considered normal, I think, if weighted according to statistics and surveys - about 20 times with the same 2 or 3 girls. But I didn't know the benefits until I read this post. Hopefully I am faithful enough to masturbation to circumvent prostate cancer.


With masturbation it is the charm and shine on your face will come . on alternative days one should regularise this wonderful activity


It is simply fantastic to masturbate in different ways and sometimes in new places. Having an understanding spouse that encourages, watches and participates is often very sexually exciting. One way which is very popular is for your wife to suck and stimulate the penis (underside) until ejaculation takes place. When this is done it may be wise to keep her mouth away from the entrance in order to experience a good solid flush and avoid bacteria. We men can take lots of this. Go for it.


thank you for this study at last nothings bothering me if masturbation is good or bad..I thought that masturbation is accounted for disadvantages but now its healthy to do so..more power to yuor...

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