You already know that you only need to have sex once a week in order to lead a happier life, but what about a healthier one? New research shows that you might have to up your game more than that to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. That’s right, you have yet another reason to bring up sex with your spouse, only this time it’s kind of a medical emergency.
But before you diagnose yourself as having to get laid, it’s slightly more complicated than that. The study, published in the journal of European Urology(more frequently pronounced as “you’re a-peein”), followed 32,000 men in their 20s from 1992 to 2010, during which time 4,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Researchers found that men who ejaculated 21 times a month in their 20s were 19 percent less likely to be diagnosed and, as those men entered their 40s, more monthly rocks popping made men 22 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.
The study fails to put a specific number on those guys in their 40s, which either works in your favor or doesn’t, depending on your enthusiasm for this particular preventative measure. And, while the study also found that guys who are barely doing it — 3 times a month or less — also had a reduced risk of prostate cancer, researchers note that that level of sexual activity leads premature death for other reasons.
So, while no one (least of all your spouse) expects your monthly ejaculation number to match your age like it did in your 20s, you probably still want to keep it … up. After all, your life might depend on it.
[H/T] Huffington Post