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January 31, 2009

Masturbation and Cancer

OK…you all know this is a blog geared specifically for women but every now and then when there’s a “juicy” story about men, I feel compelled to post it.

This is one of those stories.  It was recently announced that getting your “rocks off” as a young man may come back to haunt you when you’re older according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have determined that men who masturbate frequently in their 20s and 30s are more likely to develop prostate cancer.  For men in their 20s, “frequent masturbation” was two to seven times per week. Compared to same-age men who reported masturbating less than once per month, 20-something frequent masturbators had a 79% higher risk of prostate cancer by age 60.

But there is GOOD NEWS for baby boomer men on this subject.  The risk of prostate cancer is lower for baby boomer men in their 50s who masturbate. For men in their 50s, “frequent masturbation” was classified as one or more times per week. Compared to same-age men who reported never masturbating, 50-something frequent masturbators had a 70% lower risk of prostate cancer.

Researchers say in mature age, it may be more important that toxins get flushed out of the system and because the masturbation frequency was not as high in the men’s 50s as it was in their 20s, even low levels of masturbation in the 50s has a protective effect.


  1. WOW! Talk about an interesting topic! Where do you come up with these pearls of wisdom?
    As far as masturbating for younger men, at least the experts didn’t say it damaged their vision. “You’ll go blind,” would gave been a real throwback to the good old days!

    Comment by Eileen Williams — January 31, 2009 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  2. Nothing about the 40’s…guess I’m safe either way in the meantime. Ha!

    Enjoy the weekend. GO CARDS!!!!!

    Comment by Xavierism — January 31, 2009 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  3. I’m sure it’s medicine many male boomers are willing to take! 🙂 Echoing what Eileen said, the nuns always told us it would make us go blind … and I also heard you’d grow hair on your palms. There are many interesting views on this topic. I think some Eastern reigions believe that you only have so much “life force” and by using it in masturbation, you actually shorten your life span … which may be true, according to this study, depending on how early you get started and how much you of it is “expended.” File this under You Learn Something New Every Day!

    Comment by Joyce Mason — February 1, 2009 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  4. Sooo, I read this post to my husband and he said “that means we should have more sex.”

    Comment by rosie999 — February 1, 2009 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  5. I’m thinking we can use this as an excuse for sex on demand! “Honey, it’s good for your health. And you know I love you and want you to be as healthy as possible!”

    Comment by Melodieann Whiteley — February 1, 2009 @ 3:34 am | Reply

  6. Don’t think I am going to forward this to my husband. He’s always telling me he has his hands full, so I don’t want to add to that. LOL

    Comment by Archer Pam — February 1, 2009 @ 3:58 am | Reply

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