Men having one orgasm a day could significantly reduce a man’s chance of developing prostate cancer, according to new research.
Researchers claim that while an orgasm provides pleasure during sex, there is a hidden benefit.
Once a day will reduce the risk of prostate caner by nearly a quarter.
It also provides a number of health benefits such as a boost in immunity, better sleep, and can even protect against heart disease.
Doctors say that sex itself is not required, just an orgasm.
What they found was that if a male ejaculates at least once a day, the likelihood of developing prostate cancer are very low.
The study data showed that the participants who ejaculated more than 21 times a month were at a 22 per cent lower risk of getting the disease. As for how men achieved ejaculation, it is not a requirement to have a sex partner. Whether it be sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission, or masturbation, all are beneficial.
According to Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while the new data on the potential benefit of orgasm and the reduced risk of developing prostate cancer are so far the most compelling, the data is still just observational and should be taken cautiously.
She said: “At the same time, given the lack of modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer, the results of this study are particularly encouraging.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men other than skin cancer This makes it responsible 8 percent of all new cancer cases, and 15 percent of cancers in men.
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. About 1 in 38 men will die of prostate cancer.