Used to be playing with your one-eyed Johnson was said to lead to hairy palms or cause blindness. Now a new study seems to indicate that frequent masturbation, particularly in your 20’s, actually lowers your risk of developing prostate cancer.
They suspect that frequent ejaculation has a protective effect against the cancer because it prevents dangerous carcinogens from building up in the gland.
“The more you flush the ducts out, the less there is to hang around and damage the cells that line them,” Graham Giles, of the Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne, told New Scientist magazine on Wednesday.
In a survey of 1,079 prostate cancer patients and 1,259 healthy men, Giles and his team discovered that men who ejaculated more than five times a week in their 20s were a third less likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease.
So the next time you young guys out there feel a little guilty about pulling on your sausage just remind yourself that you’re actually promoting good health in your future!