Men who have sex 21 times per month are less likely to develop prostate cancer, study says

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Sex can be beneficial for men in more ways than one. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal, men who ejaculated more often were less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study involved nearly 32,000 men who were followed for 18 years. They were asked the frequency with which they ejaculated from ages 20 to 29 and 40 to 49. Out of the 32,000 men who were studied, 3,839 were later diagnosed with prostate cancer. The men who ejaculated 21 or more times per month were less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who ejaculated four to seven times per month.

Furthermore, men who have slept with more than 20 women were are also less likely to develop aggressive tumors by 19 percent. The study also revealed that celibacy isn’t as healthy for men. Those who were celibate doubled their risk for prostate cancer.

Frequent ejaculation may help to flush out old cells and some cancer-causing chemicals some researchers theorized.

However, it’s still important for men to get tested for STDs regularly and practice safe sex when engaging in non-monogamous relationships.

The study was presented at the American Urological Society in New Orleans.

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