Masturbation May Cause Cancer?

January 27, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A new study by the University of Cambridge has shown that men who masturbate frequently in their 20’s and 30’s are more likely to develop prostate cancer.

It may sound like some ridiculous anti-sex propaganda from the 1950’s, but as it turns out, masturbation has shown to increase the risk of prostate cancer, when done frequently in the 20’s and 30’s, in 34% of men. This is compared to the 24% control group, and so a significant increase.

The activity seems to have no discernible effect on men in their 40’s and older who masturbate frequently.

“Hormones appear to play a key role in prostate cancer and it is very common to treat men with therapy to reduce the hormones thought to stimulate the cancer cells,” Polyxeni Dimitropoulou, the lead researcher on the study, explained.

“A man’s sex drive is also regulated by his hormone levels, so this study examined the theory that having a high sex drive affects the risk of prostate cancer.”

However, men in their 50’s, specifically, seem to enjoy a protection from prostate cancer, with small amounts of sexual activity.

“A possible explanation for the protective effect that men in their fifties appear to receive from overall sexual activity, and particularly masturbation, is that the release of accumulated toxins during sexual activity reduces the risk of developing cancer in the prostate area,” Dimitropoulou said.

“This theory has, however, not been firmly established and further research is necessary.”


8 Responses to “Masturbation May Cause Cancer?”

  1. Gopalakrishnan on March 17th, 2009 8:49 am

    My age is 24…. I like sex very much… After marriage only i like to have sex with my wife… But now i cant control my sex feeling….. Daily i am Masturbating.. Will i have any problem in future? Please help me…….

  2. Adam & Eve on September 23rd, 2009 1:30 pm

    I’m curious as to what the baseline is when they say “masturbate frequently,” especially as compared to a control group (no masturbating at all?)

  3. buckwiz on December 26th, 2009 11:06 am

    As they said :“This theory has, however, not been firmly established and further research is necessary.” , so I think masturbating is ok

  4. Best Sexy Toys on May 28th, 2010 5:58 am

    But doctors disagree over the link between sexual activity and prostate cancer.

  5. Cherif on July 19th, 2010 9:42 am

    This habit is forbiden in Islam religion, the Prophet of Islam said: O Youths! whoever amongst you is able to marry then let him do so, since it retains the eyes and protects the private parts, and he who is unable let him fast because it is a shield for him. when Allah talks about beleivers he said: The believers must (eventually) win through, Those who humble themselves in their prayers, … , Who abstain from sex, Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame, But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors.

  6. olivia on July 19th, 2010 11:06 am

    Cherif – Well, if you are Muslim I guess you shouldn’t do it. From a medical point of view, it is actually believed to be perfectly healthy and natural.

  7. Vibes And Dongs, Adult Sex Toys on October 13th, 2010 5:00 pm

    And 98% of all convicted felons eat mashed potatoes. ~ That’s what they serve in prison.
    How about conducting the “more study” before publishing the results.

  8. Sonya on February 16th, 2011 9:31 am

    very interesting…

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