Here’s a story all men should want to take notice of: According to researchers at Harvard University men should ejaculate at least 21 times a month in order to mitigate their prostate cancer risk.
For the study, which was published in the journal European Urology, 31,925 men provided their average monthly ejaculation frequencies. From that the researchers found that men who ejaculate more frequently also slash their chances of developing prostate cancer by a third.
“We evaluated whether ejaculation frequency throughout adulthood is related to prostate cancer risk in a large US-based study,” wrote the study’s authors.
“We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“These findings provide additional evidence of a beneficial role of more frequent ejaculation throughout adult life in the aetiology of PC [prostate cancer], particularly for low-risk disease.”
But a reduced chance of getting prostate cancer isn’t the only benefit of milking the cow. Ejaculating more frequently has also been found to dramatically reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
“In addition to decreased feelings of pain, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of euphoria, modulation of appetite, the release of sex hormones, and enhancement of the immune response,” says Medicine Net.
Anyone who’s rolled over to sleep once they’ve done the deed will also know that ejaculating is a well-known sleep aid. That’s not just a myth. When you ejaculate, your body releases hormones like prolactin and oxytocin, which make you drowsy and ready for a well-earned rest.
So what was the point of all this? Well, all we’re trying to say is: If you’re not ejaculating regularly, you’re not taking care of your health.