An American study has highlighted the ideal number of times per month that a man should ejaculate, in order to stay in robust health and prevent certain diseases such as prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the third cause of mortality in men, just after lung cancer and bowel cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in the Western world. Every year in the UK, around 47,000 people are affected by this disease, with around 11,500 deaths.
It is however possible to reduce the risks, with doctors recommending exercise, a balanced and healthy diet, as well as regular screening. However, researchers in the University of Public Health in Boston (US) have found another means of prevention.
32,000 men were surveyed regarding their sexual habits. “We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer”, explains Jennifer Rider, the leader of the study, which appeared in the journal European Urology in December 2016.
An ideal number of monthly ejaculations was suggested by the researchers: by ejaculating 21 times a month, it could be possible to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 33%. This practice could play a leading role in the evacuation of certain toxins, although researchers are keen to put the results into perspective, indicating that the best way of staying in good health is to exercise and eat a healthy diet.