Why men who have sex with multiple women are less likely to have prostate cancer

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Multiple sex partners could be a good thing for men. According to a study conducted by scientists at the University of Montreal, men who had sex with 20 or more women had a considerably lower rate of prostate cancer than men who only had one sex partner.

The study was based on a research project where 3,208 men revealed facts about their sexual history. Out of the group, 1,590 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. The study suggested that the number of sexual partners affected the development of the cancer.


They found that men who only had one or never had sex was twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In turn, men who had 20 or more sexual partners found a 28 percent reduction in the risk of prostate cancer. Scientists theorize that regular intercourse may flush cancer causing chemicals and reduce calcifications in the prostate.

But while men who had sex with females were at lower risks for prostate cancer, it didn’t hold true for men who engaged in sex with men. Men who slept with more than 20 men were twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.


Scientists theorized that men who had sex with men were at a greater risk to be exposed to STDs, and anal sex can produce trauma to the prostate.

Although the study revealed interesting results, scientists are not ready to promote male promiscuity as a means to combat prostate cancer.

Safe sex and monogamy are still key factors in preventing the spread of STDs.

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