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Can a whacking a day keep cancer at bay?

New study reveals that masturbation may reduce chances of Prostate Cancer

By: Marcial Robiou

You ever have the house to yourself? It’s so relaxing and calm with no one around, so of course you figure: Let me get in a good jerk.

What may be going through your mind are naked women, but have you ever thought about the medical consequences of the sweet actions you’re doing? Of course not! Aside from your mom’s frequent rants: “Stop touching it or you’ll go blind,” there’s really nothing medical about it – until now.

Doctors in Australia have found that jerking your gherkin may prevent carcinogens from building up in the prostate gland. Carcinogens, you ask? Like 3-methylchloranthrene that’s found in cigarette smoke? The very same, giving new meaning to the term “smoking the bone.” But before you start turbo-fisting, remember the key word here: may. Just like there may have been weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, masturbation may cut your risk of prostate cancer.

But how was this discovered? The study was headed by Dr. Graham Giles of the Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne, where he and his posse of researchers observed over 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer and another group of 1,250 men who did not. They found that those who mostly diddled their fiddles between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to develop cancer. Those who spanked it more than 5 times a week were a third less likely to get cancer. The ‘protective effect’ takes place while you’re in your 20’s.

The findings contradict previous research, which said that men with a high number of sexual partners or sexual activity in general, increased their risks of prostate cancer by up to forty percent. But, Giles says, “Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of ejaculations.” What Doctor Love is trying to say is that early research missed the boat on the protective effect of ejaculation, because they were more focused on sexual intercourse, which brings the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI).

Another theory states that frequent ejaculations make the prostate gland mature more fully and that’s what makes it less susceptible to carcinogens. The real reason doesn’t really matter because the result is the same – more spanking.
A similar connection has been found with women’s breasts. It appears that lactating flushes out carcinogens, reducing the risk of cancer in women.

The study prompted a response from Anthony Smith, deputy director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Smith says that this research can impact the kind of lifestyle advice doctors will give their patients.

“If these findings hold up,” he says, “then it’s perfectly reasonable that men should be encouraged to masturbate.”
So the next time your mom catches you expressing love for yourself, to, um yourself, just look at her and say, “Hey, doctor’s orders.”

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