Masturbation is something that not many people openly talk about, but everyone has done it in their life at least once. Your parents, your siblings and even your grandparents did it (and probably still do). The truth of the matter is, masturbation is not just related to sexual gratification, it’s more than that. It is linked to the human body in such a way that we might not ever fully understand. As much as it feels good to masturbate, research suggests that we do it in moderation. There is much speculation regarding excessive masturbation and it leading to prostate cancer in younger men, however, the same research also shows that it might lower the risk of prostate cancer in older men.
Prostate cancer, which is considered to be an uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate gland is one of the most common cancers found in men with more than 3 million US cases per year. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found in the male anatomy, it can be found right below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Despite all this speculation, scientists are still unsure what the core cause of prostate cancer is. But it is true to some extent that genetics do play a part and so does the lifestyle a man has and the diet he consumes.
Something else that we believe is that stimulating the prostate may help keep it in its best shape much like watering flowers or putting fuel in your vehicle. And guys, just because you stimulate your prostate gland does not mean that you’re gay – it simply means that you’re comfortable with your body. Shop the For Him section on our website, you’ll be glad that you did. New to prostate play? Try Bare, it’s little, powerful, and comfortable to insert. Oh, and it’s remote-controlled, so you can be in full control of what’s going on or give it to your partner and let them work your prostate while you work your penis.
Now let’s get back to science. The question which haunts scientists and young men most, is whether there is a link between masturbation and prostate cancer. According to a study conducted in 2008, it was determined that men who were more sexually active in their twenties or thirties were more likely to develop prostate cancer. The same study also determined that the chances of becoming prone to prostate cancer were more with masturbation than penetration, however, different studies have suggested otherwise. A similar study was conducted in 2016 which proved that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month seemed to have a 20% lower chance of prostate cancer as compared to those who only ejaculated around 4 to 7 times a month. I bet you’re wondering how many times you do it in a month.
While talking about cancer can be a turn-off, research is still underway to prove whether masturbation is linked to prostate cancer or not, so keep up on the latest research and decide for yourself. Doctors know that the two are connected in some way but are unsure of the details. For now, we recommend that you enjoy your life and give yourself a hand job every now and then to feel good and relieve some stress.